Middle Point Coal Loading Terminal


Aerial View of Terminal

The Middle Point Coal Loading Terminal receives coal from Quinsam Mine in tandem B-train trailers. The trailers are hoppered with gates on the bottom that dump their load through a grizzly and into a hopper. Material is metered through the hopper by a CFG to the truck dump conveyor. The truck dump conveyor transfers the coal on to a belt elevator that raises the coal to the top of the concrete storage dome. The dome is a 20 000 tonne (nominal) concrete storage dome with a gravity reclaim and a CFG for metering. The material is then carried underground through a conveyor inside a steel culvert and transfers onto the loadout conveyor. The loadout conveyor carries the material along the dock and raises the material to load the ship loader. The ship loader is a slewing, luffing and shuttling boom that loads 10 000 dwt barges.
Seabulk was involved in the design of the entire project including material handling system, civil works and the barge berth.

Trucks queuing for unloading.


The truck's driver is opening the truck's gate and unloading the coal into the hopper.


The conveyor control panel at the truck dump.


Here the belt elevator raises the material and loads the dome.


The reclaim conveyor can be seen loading the loadout conveyor.


A view of the loadout conveyor from the boom back towards the storage dome.


And finally the boom loads the barges.