25 July 2021
Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group (NCIG) was pleased to advise shareholders and customers this week of the full return to service of shiploader 2, which was damaged in a storm event in November 2020.
After a comprehensive assessment, recovery works, and commissioning process, shiploader 2 is now able to operate at full design capacity, enabling NCIG to return to a two shiploader operation, servicing three berths.
NCIG initially informed its shareholders the shiploader would return to service in Q4 2021, however due to the outstanding work of NCIG’s recovery team, and localised procurement of long-lead fabrication items, the recovery timeframe in May 2021 was revised to Q3.
NCIG’s CEO Aaron Johansen said the return to service of shiploader 2 is a great outcome for NCIG and its customers.
“We owe thanks to the men and women on the team, and to the many local companies and experts they collaborated with to bring the shiploader back into service ahead of schedule.
“We’re also appreciative of the support our shareholders and customers have shown and look forward to delivering an optimised service for them moving forward,” Mr Johansen said.
Now that NCIG’s full operations have resumed, terminal capacity will return to 66Mtpa.
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