Project Scope

A long travelling, luffing and shuttling shiploader with an elevated conveyor gantry. The elevated conveyor gantry is fully enclosed with a sealing curtain to minimise any dust emissions. The shiploader is equipped with a telescopic chute and jet slinger along with a dust extraction unit which also minimise dust emissions. The machine is able to load both low density woodchips and the higher density grain.


Completion: 1997



  • Customer: VicGrain (GrainCorp)
  • Plant location: Geelong VIC, Australia
  • Product: Grain & woodchip
  • COVA: Design-Project Management & Procurement
  • Capacity: 2500 t/hr
  • Belt width: 1600mm
  • Max outreach from fender: 21m
  • Shuttle travel: 13m
  • Slewing range: Fixed
  • Luffing range: 0 to +85 degrees
  • Design vessel: Panamax
  • Travel range: 150m
  • Rail gauge: 14m
  • Schedule: 1997