Quarry material set for Curtis Is

Queensland Sugar Limited workplace co-ordinator Garry Allen surveys the progress of the loading of quarried stone on to the first barge bound for Curtis Island, Gladstone.
Queensland Sugar Limited workplace co-ordinator Garry Allen surveys the progress of the loading of quarried stone on to the first barge bound for Curtis Island, Gladstone. Mike Knott

THE Port of Bundaberg has this week ramped up its operations by adding a second barge to quarry material destined for Curtis Island, Gladstone, to be used in the construction of liquefied natural gas (LNG) plants.

Port of Bundaberg manager Jason Pascoe said the operations had been a boon for employment and business in the region.

"This is a new contract we have negotiated with the LNG industry which is creating jobs and business in Bundaberg," he said.

The quarry material is being supplied by local company Paverock Quarry from their quarry near Childers, while the cartage of the quarry material to the port and during the loading process is being provided by Bundaberg Earthworx.

Mr Pascoe said it was good to see the region sharing in the enormous capital investment by the LNG industry in Gladstone.

"The Port of Bundaberg will continue to look at the opportunities to assist in similar ways of moving forward," he said.

In a first for the port, the material is being loaded from a mobile conveyor off the main wharf, which is normally used for loading sugar.

"This is the first time we have been using the mobile conveyor we have installed at the port," Mr Pascoe said.

"The mobile conveyor loading system is working very efficiently with around 2400 tonnes being loaded on a barge within seven hours."

Since April, quarry materials have been loaded and barged from Bundaberg to a large uploading facility being built on Curtis Island by BMD Construction.

Topics:  barge, curtis island, mining, port, quarry




Local Real Estate

finda logo
Featured Real Estate
FANTASTIC STARTER IN... $199,500
House 2 1 1
GREAT LOCATION AND ALL... $245,000
House 3 1 2
NEAT AND TIDY IN VERY... OFFERS OVER...
House 3 1 2
BEAUTIFULLY MAINTAINED... $217,000
Unit 2 1 1

Featured Jobs

finda logo

Bundaberg jobs listed daily


Featured Jobs
VET (VOCATIONAL... Bundaberg Part Time
ISIS CENTRAL SUGAR MILL... Isis Central Full Time
FULL TIME WEB... Fortitude Valley Full Time 75,000 - 90,000


Local Partners

LATEST DEALS AND OFFERS

Free Seed Packets

with token from today's paper
Learn More

View today's ePaper!

Read the digital edition
Learn More

Cars For Sale

Find cars for sale online now.
Learn More

Property Listings

Post an ad from $30
Learn More

Local Profile

Stay Connected

Get the news as it happens, in your inbox

You can change the newsletters you are subscribed to when you edit your profile

Edit Profile


Special Offers

Latest deals and offers

Horoscopes

Virgo

You are not feeling too connected to others right now. Don’t try to pretend you are enjoying the conversation. It’s best to bow out...

read more

Marketplace

Special Offers & Promotions

Compare & Save