Hay Point Coal Terminal Expansion 3 (HPX3) Installation of Materials Handling Structures and Equipment

BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA)

Hay Point, Queensland, Australia

The multi-billion dollar third expansion at the Hay Point Coal Terminal involved building and commissioning a new berth to increase throughput capacity and export capability to support eight mines located in the Bowen Basin. 

Hay Point Expansion

Multidisciplinary and integrated expertise

G&S Engineering undertook the structural, mechanical, piping and electrical instrumentation (SMP&EI) erection, installation and commissioning for all onshore materials handling structures and equipment. The works included the integration of seven pre-assembled towers and surge bin modules, and receipt and handling into position of pre-assembled conveyor gallery modules and pre-assembled buildings. Where works involved tie-in to existing operating equipment G&S undertook the shutdowns for each plant to allow works to be completed.

G&S’ fabrication workshop facilities were utilised for the pre-assembly of client supplied items, as well as supply and fabrication of structural and piping items required for brownfield and tie-in works.

The second phase of work included onshore and offshore tie-in shutdown planning and execution, as well as commissioning support from pre-commissioning through to wet commissioning, and handover.

Hay Point Expansion

Delivering value beyond the initial project scope

The Hay Point Expansion project is one of the largest construction projects undertaken by G&S, totalling approximately $220m in fees and with a peak construction workforce of over 350 personnel.

The safe, timely and high quality delivery of all scope services by G&S onshore works resulted in G&S being the contractor of choice to take on further packages outside the original contract scope. The extra packages awarded to G&S included tie-ins to existing plant, offshore works and commissioning.

Hay Point Expansion