Liberty Industrial was engaged by BHP’s client McConnell Dowell to decommission, disassemble and dispose of the existing wharf and ship loader associated with the Shiploader and Berth 2 Replacement (SABR) project. Liberty Industrial liaised with BHP and McConnell Dowell for an extensive 4-months of engineering and planning phase. A small percentage of the wharf and ship loader of approximately 1500t was processed locally at the Half Tide Tug Harbour located near the berth, with the remaining majority of 5000t shipped to the Australian Marine Complex, a secondary processing area located in Henderson, Western Australia, via a Heavy Lift Vessel which sailed more than 3070 Nautical miles.
- We established two processing areas for the decommissioned structures. The first processing area was based at Half Tide Tug Harbour, Queensland, near the project site, for approximately 1500t of the wharf and ship loader. The second processing area was located at the Australian Marine Complex in Henderson, Western Australia, where 5000t of the existing wharf and ship loader were transported via Heavy lift Vessel, with 11 days of sea travel.
- Successfully offloaded and transported over 5000t of redundant coal handling and berth structures using self propelled modular transporters (SPMT’s) and an 1100t Jacking System to lower the structures weighing up to 1080t and 28 metres in height. Utilised Liberty’s very own purpose built 120t high reach demolition excavator coupled with a 10t shear attachment, along with our highly trained demolition works teams and fleet of auxiliary machines to safely dismantle and process all the berth structures.
An incredible recycling recovery rate of 98% was achieved, with only the remaining 2% being transported and disposed at landfills. We successfully enforced our core sustainability values of eliminating waste and pollution by maintaining a circular economy.