The new Quattro Ports grain terminal at Port Kembla was officially opened today, with a ceremony attended by port stakeholders and local community leaders to mark the occasion.
The Hon. Melinda Pavey MP NSW Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight was joined by Simon Barney, Chairman of Quattro Ports, and Marika Calfas CEO of NSW Ports to undertake official duties.
The commencement of operations at the facility will increase Port Kembla’s share of the east coast grain market by growing its catchment area through improved logistics.
The terminal was opened after three years of construction and planning by both Quattro Ports and NSW Ports.
The Quattro component of the development included:
- Construction of ten x 10,000 tonne and nine x 2,000+ tonne capacity vertical silos
- Installation of rail receival hoppers and an overhead covered conveyor to link the existing rail siding to the new silos
- Installation of a 1,500 tonne per hour capacity out loading conveyor to connect to a mobile ship loader.
The NSW Ports component of the development included:
- Extension of Berth 103 to handle vessels of up to 225 metres in length
- Dredging of approximately 120,000 cubic metres to increase berth depth to 14.5m