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News & Discussion: Outer Harbor & Inner Harbor

#1 Post by Howie » Fri Jul 07, 2006 1:48 pm

Rann funds shipbuilding site expansion
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The South Australian Government has approved another $115 million to expand the Osborne shipbuilding site in Adelaide.

South Australian Premier Mike Rann says he met with the state's defence industry advisory board chairman, General Peter Cosgrove, yesterday to brief him on the Techport Australia expansion.

Mr Rann says the total development budget has reached $243 million with another shipbuilding berth to be established at the site, along with more rail tracks.

He says Techport Australia will eventually have the capacity to build the air warfare destroyers, as well as sections for the $2 billion amphibious ship program.

"Yesterday was General Cosgrove's first day on the job as the new head of our defence advisory team," Mr Rann said.

"We're actually gearing up to bid for a series of new projects and obviously what we need to do is to have the infrastructure and facilities in place to handle them."

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Outer Harbor's biggest visitor yet

#2 Post by AG » Sat Mar 03, 2007 8:14 am

Outer Harbor's biggest visitor yet
ALEXANDRA TREDREA
March 03, 2007 01:15am
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SOUTH Australia's hope of becoming a premier import/export hub has received a boost as the largest container ship to enter the Port of Adelaide docked at Outer Harbor.

The 53,600 tonne ANL Warringa, carrying cargo such as grains and manufactured goods, arrived about 12.30pm.
The container ship, on its inaugural trade voyage, was able to dock in Berth 7 at Outer Harbor because of the $45 million spent deepening the state's main shipping channel.

Under the project - jointly funded by the State Government and Flinders Ports - more than three million tonnes of sand, clay and weeds were dredged from the harbour to deepen it from 12.2 metres to 14.2 metres and extend it from 9km to 11.7km.

The upgrade of the precinct now enables fully-laden Panamax-size vessels to include Adelaide on their international schedules.

Flinders Ports general manager of business development Stewart Lammin yesterday said an independent study had calculated the economic benefit over 20 years to be worth between $500 million and $1.9 billion.

"The channel deepening was a fairly lengthy project," he said.

"For both importers and exporters it really means they have got access to world markets.

"Larger ships coming in means there is less leakage through to ports such as Melbourne and Fremantle."

The upgraded ANL service will operate between Singapore and Port Kelang, in Malaysia, and Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Fremantle.

The Warringa's sister ship, the Windarra, is expected to dock at Outer Harbor in about six weeks.

ANL spokesman Peter Tomlinson said the arrival of the Warringa was a boon for the state.

"It will give importers and exporters more reliability and provide their customers with reliability," he said.

"The flow-on benefits are great for the exporter and great for those who are coming in."

The deepening of the channel also meant container ships were no longer reliant on tidal movements to arrive or depart.

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#3 Post by Al » Sat Mar 03, 2007 11:42 am

Adelaide needs to be more competitive when compared to Melbourne and Sydney and the deepening of the harbour will give us another edge over the bigger cities. I think our economy is becoming more export driven so this is a long overdue upgrade.

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$100m shipyard to be built in SA

#4 Post by Ben » Wed Jun 27, 2007 3:48 pm

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$100m shipyard to be built in SA

KIM WHEATLEY with AAP

June 27, 2007 01:43pm

ADELAIDE building company Hansen Yuncken has won the first major contract for the $8-billion Air Warfare Destroyer program.

The $100-million contract, to construct the shipyard, is expected to provide 250 jobs at the ASC docks-site at Osbourne.

Hansen Yuncken will build workshops, warehouses and offices at the 16ha site, in preparation for ASC to construct the three warships for the Royal Australian Navy.

Senator Nick Minchin, who made the announcement on site this morning, said the shipyard provided enormous opportunities for the state's economy and would ultimately create 1500 SA jobs.

ASC (formerly the Australian Submarine Corporation) will assemble the three destroyers, with an overall value of $8 billion, at its ship-building base in Osborne in Adelaide's northwest.

The federal government announced last week that the destroyers designed by Spanish company Navantia had been selected for the the Royal Australian Navy.

ASC will assemble the ships in an alliance with Navantia, the Defence Materiel Organisation and Raytheon.

ASC Shipbuilding chief executive officer John Gallacher said today the development of the shipyard held unique challenges.

"Our shipyard production facilities and infrastructure will need to be capable of handling and transporting ship components weighing up to 1,200 tonnes each, this is no common development project," Mr Gallacher said.

The shipyard is expected to be completed by October 2009.

Hansen Yuncken is also responsible for building the $242 million Adelaide Airport terminal and the Commonwealth Law Courts building.

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Re: $100m shipyard to be built in SA

#5 Post by rogue » Wed Aug 22, 2007 8:32 pm

Destroyer hub deal

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August 22, 2007 01:50pm

THE $170 million contract to build South Australia's shipbuilding hub has been won by a joint venture including local company Built Environs.

Premier Mike Rann announced today the contract to build the shipbuilding facilities at Osborne, as part of the $347 million Techport development, was awarded to Built Environs and fellow Australian-based company McConnell Dowell.

It is the the largest contract which will be let as part of the project and construction is expected to be finished by early 2010.

The 35ha Techport site at Osborne will be the centre of the $9.5 billion Air Warfare Destroyer construction project and will include Australia's largest shiplift, a wharf and a dry berth for ship construction and repiars.

"This is basically to supervise the whole multi-user facility," Mr Rann said, speaking at the Defence+Industry 07 conference at the Adelaide Convention Centre yesterday.

"What we're doing is developing a precinct which can handle a series of projects over many decades.

"But we're also at the same time, bringing together the Defence Unit and the Defence Industry Advisory Board, with the Port Adelaide Maritime Authority that develops Techport.

"The CEO will be Andrew Fletcher, who supervised the construction of the Adelaide to Darwin railway and the chairman of the board, of course, General Peter Cosgrove."

The new body would be named Defence SA, Mr Rann said.

"This board, under General Cosgrove's strong leadership, will ensure we reap the benefits of the defence projects we have already won, and that we aggressively and effectively pursue additional new projects," Mr Rann said.

Mr Rann said the government wanted to see the Edinburgh defence precinct developed into a "super base, covering all of the armed forces", following the deployment of an Australian Army mechanised battalion to the site, scheduled for 2011.

Former Defence Force chief General Cosgrove said the State had the aim, and the ability, to increase employment in the defence sector from 16,000 now to 28,000 in the next decade.

Mr Rann said the State Government was also bidding for a contract to replace all of the trucks and trailers for the Army.

The McConnell Dowell/Built Environs joint venture was previously contracted for the $6 million design phase of the project.
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Re: $100m shipyard to be built in SA

#6 Post by rhino » Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:01 am

So on June 27 this year it was announced that Hansen Yunken had won the contract to build the shipyard, and now, 2 months later, Mike Rann has awarded the same contract (am I reading this correctly?) to The McConnell Dowell/Built Environs joint venture. :?: :?:
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Re: $100m shipyard to be built in SA

#7 Post by metalMONSTER » Thu Sep 06, 2007 3:30 pm

The HY project is for ASC, and will be primarily for AWD construction. The Built Joint Venture is for the Techport Common User Facility, which is adjacent the ASC site.

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Re: Outer Harbor's biggest visitor yet

#8 Post by Ho Really » Mon Mar 10, 2008 3:43 pm

Outer Harbor's biggest visitor yet
ALEXANDRA TREDREA
March 3, 2007

SOUTH Australia's hope of becoming a premier import/export hub has received a boost as the largest container ship to enter the Port of Adelaide docked at Outer Harbor.

The 53,600 tonne ANL Warringa, carrying cargo such as grains and manufactured goods, arrived about 12.30pm.

The container ship, on its inaugural trade voyage, was able to dock in Berth 7 at Outer Harbor because of the $45 million spent deepening the state's main shipping channel.

Under the project - jointly funded by the State Government and Flinders Ports - more than three million tonnes of sand, clay and weeds were dredged from the harbour to deepen it from 12.2 metres to 14.2 metres and extend it from 9km to 11.7km.

The upgrade of the precinct now enables fully-laden Panamax-size vessels to include Adelaide on their international schedules.

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The deepening of the channel also meant container ships were no longer reliant on tidal movements to arrive or depart.
I wanted to post this reply at the time of the article, but for some reason I forgot all about it...

ANL WARRINGA is not the biggest container vessel that has traded with Port Adelaide. That title should go to KAMAKURA which has been visiting Adelaide for many years (before the deepening of the channel) and still does. Here are some facts:

KAMAKURA
IMO 8705462
50462 GT
289 metres LOA
32.2 metres breadth
13.02 metres draught
4942 TEUs
Flag Panama

ANL WARRINGA
IMO 9324837
39906 GT
260 metres LOA
32.3 metres breadth
12.63 metres draught
4250 TEUs
Flag Marshall Islands

As you can see KAMAKURA is 10,556 gross tons larger (heavier to some), 29 metres longer overall, has a deeper draught and carries more TEUs (twenty foot containers) than ANL WARRINGA. The 53,000 tonnes mentioned can only mean DWT, deadweight tonnage, or in otherwords weight carried onboard including oil, water and fuel. I doubt KAMAKURA carries less DWT since she is a much larger ship overall. The writer should have said ANL WARRINGA is the largest panamax to visit, not biggest yet etc. An interesting link is Wikipedia's Panamax.

If anyone knows of a bigger ship than KAMAKURA (besides cruise ships) that have visited Adelaide, let me know.

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Re: Outer Harbor's biggest visitor yet

#9 Post by Bulldozer » Fri Mar 14, 2008 1:10 am

I thought the port was already capable of handling panamax ships and that the dredging was so it could handle post-panamax? (Isn't that why Melbourne is dredging theirs?) Also, why use tonnes instead of cubic metres for measuring the amount of material that was dredged?

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Re: Outer Harbor's biggest visitor yet

#10 Post by Ho Really » Mon Mar 17, 2008 1:31 pm

Bulldozer wrote:I thought the port was already capable of handling panamax ships and that the dredging was so it could handle post-panamax? (Isn't that why Melbourne is dredging theirs?) Also, why use tonnes instead of cubic metres for measuring the amount of material that was dredged?
Actually it was, but bulk carriers (in this case those carrying grain) were restricted by their draught. The Inner Harbor grain wharf (No. 27) has a depth alongside of 10.9 metres. The depth of the channel to wharf No. 27 and up to No. 18 is 9.3 metres. Most bulk carriers have a draught of somewhere around 12-13 metres when fully laden. This meant ships could not be loaded fully at Port Adelaide and had to top up at Port Giles or Port Lincoln before heading to Asia etc. Length wasn't too much of a problem. Bulk carriers up to 225 metres LOA used No. 27.

The new grain wharf at Outer Harbor No. 8 has a depth alongside of 16.2 metres and is 320 metres long (compared to 204 metres at No. 27). The channel there is 14.2 metres deep. The container wharves No. 6 and No. 7 are 14.2 metres.

Post-Panamax ships can be any size larger than what's the maximum currently for the Panama Canal. Melbourne is basically copying what we already have.

As for dredged material, I also believe it should be cubic metres.

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Outer Harbor Grain Facility

#11 Post by rhino » Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:15 am

From Adelaide Now:

NIGEL AUSTIN, RURAL EDITOR
September 15, 2008 11:30pm


AFTER many years of planning, ABB Grain's transformation of former swampland at Outer Harbor into a major new $135 million export centre is nearing completion.
The centre is due to be finished in time to handle this year's approaching grain harvest. Its improved efficiency promises major benefits for South Australian grain growers with an extra $5-$6 a tonne expected to be added to growers' returns.
The centre is one of the largest infrastructure projects benefiting rural SA for many years and will employ 14 to 16 people year round.
ABB Grain executive manager group operations John Warda said the export hub would put SA on a competitive trading platform with the world.
"In round terms it should achieve savings of at least $10 million a year for growers,'' he said. Mr Warda expects the new centre to begin shipping grain soon after the harvest ends in January.
"It's not just a significant expense for ABB, but it will be very significant for growers,'' he said.
"It means you can get bigger ships in and load them faster with those cost benefits reflected back to growers.''
Mr Warda said it would be up to individual grain marketers to pass the savings on to growers.
The facility will be able to load Panamax vessels and part-load Cape vessels with up to 80,000 tonnes of grain on the right tide, allowing them to be topped up at Port Lincoln.
The new Outer Harbor facility is designed to load Panamax vessels of 50,000 to 70,000 tonnes because the inner harbour at Port Adelaide is unsuitable for loading them as it's too shallow.
The majority of SA grain is exported on Panamax vessels, which means that they are part-loaded at Port Adelaide and topped up at other deep-sea ports.
The Outer Harbor facility has been driven by the SA grain industry with support from the SA Farmers Federation and marketers.
Mr Warda said the new system was much more automated, while significant new road and rail infrastructure has been developed to provide a faster direct link from country areas to the port.
Major benefits from the new Outer Harbor facility include increased export competitiveness.
It will also be able to achieve faster ship loading, with 2000 tonnes per hour compared to only 1000 tonnes at Port Adelaide.
ABB also estimates the recently opened Port River expressway road bridge will cut about 10 to 20 minutes off movements in and out of Outer Harbor.


Any news on what's to become of the old grain terminal on the Port River?
2000 tonnes per hour loading is a huge step up. Also the rail line seems to be a baloon loop, which speeds up unloading from train to silo as well.
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Re: Outer Harbor Grain Facility

#12 Post by Will409 » Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:25 am

I think the current Port Adelaide silo and rail line from Port Flat yard will be retained but only for domestic grain loads. Outer Harbour has been designed with the express intention of exporting grain, not local storage.
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Re: Outer Harbor Grain Facility

#13 Post by sarail » Fri Sep 19, 2008 3:15 pm

I do believe the current Port Flat Silos will be used for overflow storage during harvests, and also for loading smaller ships where the ammount of grain required is not that of a Panamax sized vessell.

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Re: Additional $115m for Techport

#14 Post by rogue » Sat Nov 15, 2008 3:22 pm

Demand driving Techport release

RUSSELL EMMERSON

November 13, 2008 11:30pm

DEMAND for Techport's commercial facilities has been so strong, the organisation will fast-track a second land release early next year.

Defence SA chief executive Andrew Fletcher, speaking at the opening of the Maritime Skills Centre yesterday, announced two new suppliers would join steel-plate cutter Ferrocut at the Osborne home of the $5.5 billion Air Warfare Destroyer contract, a move that is expected to underpin an expansion of the precinct.

Queensland-based Harbew will open its South Australia office at the site to target future shipbuilding activities through its large-scale crane and haulage business.

Defence systems integrator Babcock Integrated Technology Australia will relocate its Regency Park and West Australian operations to Osborne to support its existing through-life support contract with shipbuilder ASC for the Collins Class submarines.

Developers are yet to be appointed for the purpose-built offices, but local developer Prime Space Projects was yesterday awarded a $40 million contract to develop the new headquarters of the Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance and a new state corporate headquarters for alliance member Raytheon Australia.

Developer George Kambitsis said the initial project put the group in a good position to undertake further defence contracts at the site.

"Working with defence brings with it a range of security issues that have to be understood,'' he said.

"It has opened up to us a range of work with defence, which is one of the state's most critical industries . . . and we are getting a lot of experience . . . which puts us in a good state.''

Raytheon Australia managing director Ron Fisher said the new headquarters would give the company a good opportunity to consolidate its operations in what will be ``the nation's premier naval industry hub''.

Defence SA is also investigating the expansion of its $260 million Common User Facility before its December, 2009, delivery date.
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Re: Additional $115m for Techport

#15 Post by frank1 » Sat Nov 15, 2008 6:12 pm

excellent news :P

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