Adani Mining will collaborate with BMT Engineering on the detailed design of an expansion at its Abbot Point coal terminal in northern Queensland. The agreement will involve BMT engineers from Australia and India working closely with Adani’s head office team in Ahmedabad, India.
The proposed expansion will result in the coal terminal having annual capacity of 70 million tonnes of product coal, and coupled with the existing T1 terminal, will annually deliver a total 120 million tonnes.
The Abbot Point terminals will support the new Carmichael mine in the Galilee Basin, north-west of Clermont.
BMT is a leading edge consultancy in mechanical, water and environmental engineering and hydraulics. It employs about 190 highly qualified engineers, biologists, ecologists, scientists, and field and office technicians. Initially based in Brisbane, Australia, the company has expanded to include offices across Australia and North America.
BMT’s Tony McAlister says, “The market reputation BMT has carved over the past 40 years as a leader in mining and port infrastructure development and support services in Australia positioned us as the partner of choice for Adani Mining. In collaboration with our Indian offices, we have forged a strong relationship with Adani, to cover all aspects of civil infrastructure, mechanical and electrical design for the proposed port facility.”
BMT has a comprehensive knowledge of design principles, standards and quality assurance systems, making it well placed to provide expert advice and guidance to help deliver a large-scale project such as this in Australia.
“We also promise attention to detail, knowledge of specific Australia standards, as well as adherence to quality control practices that will play an integral role in ensuring the successful delivery of the detailed design phase,” says Tony McAlister. “We’re hard at work with the assembled teams to refine the initial designs in order to create the most energy efficient systems and designs which will help to minimize initial capital expenditure and on-going operational costs for this important project for both Australia and India.”