Project Scope

An Iron Ore shiploader located on the remote Koolan Island in WA. The scope of works included the detailed design of a fixed luffing, slewing and shuttling shiploader along with aspects of design for the feed conveyor system. The client created a selected engineering team in order to accelerate project delivery and enable out loading of the high-grade Iron Ore available on the island. COVA provided site personnel to supervise machine assembly and commissioning on the remote island off the north west coast of WA.


Completion: 2006



  • Customer: Mt Gibson Iron
  • Plant location: Koolan Island, WA, Australia
  • Product: Iron Ore
  • COVA: Design-Project Management & Procurement
  • Haywards: Fabrication & Construction Supervision
  • Capacity: 3000 t/hr
  • Belt width: 1200mm
  • Max outreach from fender: 21m
  • Shuttle travel: 9m
  • Slewing range: +90 / -182 degrees
  • Luffing range: -10 to +30 degrees
  • Design vessel: Panamax
  • Travel range: Fixed
  • Rail gauge: NA
  • Schedule: 2006