In 2019 Engenium completed a pipeline and conveyor routes study for Development WA (previously LandCorp) on the Burrup Peninsula, located near Dampier in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

The project involved a high level study into the feasibility of two options to transport product from the future Burrup Strategic Industrial Area (BSIA) to the Dampier Bulk Liquids Berth (BLB).  Option one intended to transport product using a conveyor solution and the second a pipeline along the existing Burrup East West Services Corridor (EWSC).

Engenium assessed the two proponents as separate scenarios alongside an existing fertiliser pipeline with the intention to minimise the footprint occupied within the Burrup East West Services Corridor lease boundary. The project was commissioned to determine the feasibility of these two options.

The two options were challenging based on the requirement for the products to be aligned within the EWSC lease boundary, whilst not impacting on the existing Yara pipeline sub-lease. The steep natural terrain also added difficulty, especially when considering the conveyor alignment.

Due to the horizontal bends in the EWSC an unconventional conveyor was proposed to be able to handle the curved lease boundary in certain areas. This required liaison with specialist pipe conveyor manufacturers.

Research was conducted by Engenium into innovative conveyor technologies. The outcome provided Development WA with a cost effective alignment for each of the two options, optimising footprints within the EWSC lease area.

Download the project profile for more information about the BSIA Pipeline and Conveyor Routes Study for Development WA

For more information on the Burrup Strategic Industrial Area view this video.