The lift of the 190-tonne central carriage begins.
The lift of the 190-tonne central carriage begins. MURRAY WARE

Key loading infrastructure installed at Wiggins Island

KEY in-loading infrastructure is being installed at the Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal, the next stage of development in the coal stockyard.

Stage one construction of WICET is more than 80% complete, with the project scheduled to load its first ship in November.

The latest lift was completed last Tuesday, with the stockyard coal tripper and central carriage lifted into place and installed on top of the gantries, 25 metres above the stockyard floor.

The 120-tonne tripper will transfer coal from the gantry conveyor system to the stacker bridges which will load product onto the stockpiles.

The stacker bridges will be connected to the 190-tonne central carriage that will enable each to move along the length of the gantry structure to deposit coal across multiple stockpiles.

Both the tripper and central carriage were preassembled on site by John Holland Group, which also completed the associated lifts.



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