Jumbo for Rio Tinto’s Amrun Bauxite Project – Heavy Lift News
7 Jan 2019

Jumbo for Rio Tinto’s Amrun Bauxite Project

This Summer, Jumbo was contracted by Geodis Wilson to transport a stacker, reclaimer and a shiploader for Rio Tinto’s Amrun Bauxite Project in Northern Queensland. Jumbo published additional phtos of the project. 

The first of two shipments was made with their Jumbo Jubilee from Port Henderson to Weipa, Australia. The total weight shipped was 2.884t with the Reclaimer being the heaviest cargo weighing at 858ts. This was discharged onto a barge at Hey river in Weipa.

The second shipment was a 872t shiploader for the same project.

This time, Jumbo’s Fairmaster transported the shiploader plus additional infrastructure modules, again from Henderson to Weipa, Australia.

At the time of booking, Jumbo’s Fairmaster was the only available HLV able to meet the outreach and lifting height required to place the shiploader onto the quay.

View the impressive video of the Jumbo team loading the reclaimer and stacker:

Source, photographs Jumbo Maritime

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