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Expanding the existing coal terminal in Mackay, Queensland.

Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal Marine Project

The terminal expansion was an essential response to the global demand for coal. The marine works formed part of the second and third phases of the Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal (DBCT) project in Hay Point.

This 150,000m2 project was delivered on time during a the booming resources boom.

The terminal expansion involved the addition of a third outloading conveyor stream to feed a new 6,000 tonne per hour ship-loader. To achieve this, a 400- metre long wharf extension was required, including 800 metres of additional wharf widening, onshore and offshore transfer towers, a new wharf approach jetty, 1.5km onshore conveyor works, and the manufacture and installation of a shiploader.

  • Customer
    Babcock & Brown Infrastructure
  • Location
    Mackay, Queensland
  • Specialisation
    Ports & marine
  • Start
    December 2006
  • End
    June 2009
John holland
John holland
Our team successfully delivered the project in a complex mix of both greenfield and brownfield environments, which was significantly affected by adverse weather during construction.
Our team managed the many challenges through innovative engineering and project management methodologies that allowed construction to occur within a fully operational facility, with minimal disruption to operations.


John Holland pays respect to the Traditional Owners and Custodiams of the land on which we work and live, and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all First Nations peoples today.