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Major contracts awarded for Lumsden Point project

Artist's impression of landside area of completed Lumsden Point development.

Pilbara Ports has awarded two major contracts for works on Western Australia’s Lumsden Point, in the port of Port Hedland.

Lumsden Point will facilitate the export of battery metals such as lithium and copper concentrates, the import of renewable energy infrastructure including wind turbines and blades, as well as support the growth of direct shipping services to the Pilbara.

The first major contract is to Jan De Nul (Australia) Pty Ltd for dredging and land reclamation.

Aerial view of Lumsden Point, with east seawall construction in progress - in March 2023. Image: Pilbara Ports.
Aerial view of Lumsden Point, with east seawall construction in progress – in March 2023. Image: Pilbara Ports.

This contract will create a new access channel in the port to enable vessels to safely berth at Lumsden Point, a swing basin and berth pockets suitable to accommodate non-tidally restricted vessels.

Jan De Nul will mobilise to site in May 2024 to prepare for dredging, which is expected to begin September 2024.


 

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The second contract is to MGN Civil Pty Ltd for the construction of the causeway, which will connect the new wharf to the proposed logistics hub area. Construction started in April.

The Federal Government is investing $565 million in common user port upgrades in the Pilbara, $450 million of which will enable the development of new multi-user facilities and berths at Lumsden Point. This is in partnership with the Western Australian Government, which is contributing $96.6 million to the project.

WA Minister for Ports David Michael said it was fantastic to see progress being made at Lumsden Point.

“The Pilbara is the economic powerhouse of the nation, and the Lumsden Point project will ensure it remains that way well into the future,” he said.

“The completion of the seawalls and recent award of the dredging and land reclamation and causeway construction contracts represent significant milestones in the project’s advancement which will drive economic growth and regional employment opportunities.”

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