Port Waratah investing in Carrington Terminal for improved efficiency and reliability

Port Waratah Coal Services will be investing more than $7.5 million on 15 maintenance and infrastructure projects during a major outage at the Carrington Coal Terminal this month.

The combination of structural maintenance, electrical upgrades and plant improvements will ensure that Carrington Terminal continues to contribute a valuable, flexible and efficient service to meet the needs of our customers and deliver for the Hunter Valley Coal Chain.

During the “outage”, where normal operations are amended for a period to accommodate the project work, an additional 200 workers will be required on site. Port Waratah is committed to promoting employment and stimulating our local economy by purchasing and hiring from local businesses.

The projects are scheduled over four weeks, however, most works will be completed in the first two weeks. The outage includes electrical infrastructure upgrades to switchboards, structural maintenance projects, involving four conveyor belt changes, and other plant improvements all aiming to improve reliability and efficiency of the Carrington Terminal.

With more than a year in the planning, every effort will be undertaken to minimise and monitor intrusive noise during the outage. This includes a daily assessment of works schedules, weather conditions, mitigating measures and controls, additional monitoring using both real-time noise monitoring technology and specialist noise consultant onsite night-time surveys.

We are an active and supportive member of our community and we care about neighbours’ experiences with our operations. If you would like any further information about the outage or to talk about a concern, please contact our 24-hour enquiry line on (02) 4907 2280.

We may sound a little different but we’re still keeping things quiet by implementing proactive strategies to ensure effective noise management outcomes, not just for the outage, but every day.