Construction is progressing well on a new multi-user facility and logistics hub at Lumsden Point in the Port of Port Hedland.
The Lumsden Point project is being delivered by Pilbara Ports and is backed by a $129.1 million State Government funding commitment. It includes construction of seawalls, a causeway to connect the wharf to the proposed logistics hub, dredging of the inner harbour and construction of the roads and intersections in support of the Pilbara Hydrogen Hub.
Pilbara Ports has awarded MGN Civil the contract for construction of the second stage of the seawalls (west seawall), with work starting last month.
MGN Civil began construction of the first stage of the seawalls (east seawall) in January 2023. The seawalls are expected to reach completion by March 2024.
Pilbara-based businesses benefit from the seawall contracts, with more than 90 per cent of materials, suppliers and subcontractors sourced within the region, and additional labour opportunities on offer.
The contract for the dredging and reclamation package will create an access channel in the port, a swing basin, and berth pockets suitable to accommodate non-tidally restricted vessels. Pilbara Ports expects to award this contract by the end of the year.
The Lumsden Point development will deliver new multi-user facilities and berths, diversifying trade in the Pilbara and supporting growth of renewable industries in Australia and overseas.
It will facilitate the import of renewable energy infrastructure including wind turbines and blades, increase export capacity for battery metals such as lithium and copper concentrates, and support the rapid growth of direct shipping services to the Pilbara.
The Federal Government is investing $565 million to support common user port upgrades in the Pilbara, part of which will enable the development of Lumsden Point.
Further information about the Lumsden Point project is available on Pilbara Ports’ website.