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Flinders Adelaide Container Terminal’s new ship-to-shore cranes acknowledged at South Australian awards

21 September 2015

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Flinders Adelaide Container Terminal and Jacobs received a High Commendation in Construction & Engineering for Flinders Adelaide Container Terminal’s ship-to-shore cranes at this year’s South Australian Project Management Achievement Awards.  The $24 million project to procure, commission and launch the post-Panamax cranes was acknowledged at the prestigious event, which was held at ‘Gallery on Waymouth’ in Adelaide on 2 September.

SA Project Management Achievement Awards Ceremony – 2 September 2015, Photos by Adrian Katic, Fotografija

“It’s a special honour for Flinders Adelaide Container Terminal to be recognised with Jacobs at State level on this complex project.  This achievement endorses the high standards and commitment of the team, who delivered the project on time and under budget,” said Steve Cox, General Manager at Flinders Adelaide Container Terminal.

After rigorous supplier evaluations, which Flinders Adelaide Container Terminal engaged Jacobs to assist with, orders for the cranes were placed with Liebherr in January 2014.  Twelve months later, the cranes arrived in Port Adelaide and underwent a detailed assembly process between February and May this year to prepare them for active service.  Now fully commissioned, the cranes which weigh 950 tonnes each, create a new landmark on the State capital’s skyline.  Sixty-five metres high and capable of reaching heights of 105 metres with the boom raised, the cranes extend one metre higher than Telstra House, Adelaide’s second tallest building.

Flinders Adelaide Container Terminal already has one post-Panamax and one Panamax crane, so the new post-Panamax cranes boost the Terminal’s fleet of cranes to four.

“These new cranes are extremely efficient, and also have a number of innovative safety features which are improving the wellbeing and productivity of our workforce.  We are already seeing a significant step-up in crane productivity rates, which are now over 15% higher compared to early this year,” said Mr Cox.

About Flinders Adelaide Container Terminal

Flinders Adelaide Container Terminal has operated since July 2012 when Flinders Port Holdings gained 100% ownership of the Adelaide Container Terminal from DP World South Australia.  Flinders Adelaide Container Terminal aims to be recognised as the most efficient and customer focussed container terminal operator in Australia. In 2014, the Container Terminal, which is located in Outer Harbor, South Australia, handled around 380,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), including overstows and empty TEUs and stevedored 329 container ships.

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