Project Scope

An environmentally orientated machine for loading waste refinery product from the zinc works in Hobart. The wide span shiploader provided an almost fully enclosed product stream from a stockpile within a wharf shed to the receiving vessels hold. The shiploader functions included long travel, luffing and shuttling. It was also equipped with dust extraction units at key transfers.


Completion: 2006



  • Customer: Zinifex (Nyrstar)
  • Plant location: Hobart TAS, Australia
  • Product: Mineral waste
  • COVA: Design-Project Management & Procurement
  • Capacity: 750 t/hr
  • Belt width: 1000mm
  • Max outreach from fender: 18m
  • Shuttle travel: 11m
  • Slewing range: Fixed
  • Luffing range: 0 to +80 degrees
  • Design vessel: Panamax
  • Travel range: 200m
  • Rail gauge: 16m
  • Schedule: 2006