New Whyalla moorings to improve port operations

July 11, 2023 1:36 pm in by
Photo: GFG Alliance

Two storm-proof moorings are being installed at Whyalla’s port to improve safety conditions and efficiency of iron ore barges.

The moorings will be located 4 km and 10 km away from the port and will provide a refuge for barges during extreme weather and ensure the smooth transportation of iron ore from the port’s harbour facilities to ocean-going vessels.

They will be a safe haven for shipping barges in all conditions – even cyclonic – whether the barge is fully loaded or not.  

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Executive General Manager for Iron Ore Operations Jacqui Higgins says the moorings mean barges will spend less time travelling to and from the port when weather conditions change.

Maritime Constructions – the same company that built Whyalla’s iconic loop jetty – are installing the moorings which should be completed by the end of this month.