Project Scope

A Shiploader for the salt export terminal at Onslow WA, designed in conjunction with the gull wing stacker for the same project. The solution adopted a lightweight boom with counterweight assembly. A key aspect of the design was the ability to transport the machine components from the fabricator in Tasmania to north west WA.


Completion: 1999



  • Customer: Onslow Salt
  • Plant location: Onslow WA, Australia
  • Product: Salt
  • COVA: Design-Project Management & Procurement
  • Capacity: 2000 t/hr
  • Belt width: 1200mm
  • Max outreach from fender: 15m
  • Shuttle travel: NA
  • Slewing range: -56 / +76 degrees
  • Luffing range: -15 to+20 degrees
  • Design vessel: Panamax
  • Travel range: Fixed
  • Rail gauge: NA
  • Schedule: 1999