Update on plans to build new wharf at Port of Dampier

Port of Dampier. Photo: Pilbara Ports Authority

An expression of interest has been released for the design and construction of a new wharf at the Port of Dampier.

The new wharf will be constructed south of the existing Dampier Cargo Wharf and includes a new berth pocket which will be 13.2 metres deep, and a manoeuvring area 11 metres deep.

The new wharf will be equipped by Perdaman with bulk handling facilities for urea, including a storage shed, a conveyor system and a shiploader. It will help facilitate the proposed $4.3 billion Perdaman Urea Project, which will open up access to worldwide markets for the export of urea, predominately used for fertilisers.

The expression of interest, being run the by Pilbara Ports Authority, includes the dredging of a berth pocket and the construction of a new wharf.

The construction of the new wharf and facilities is being funded by the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility and a contribution from the Western Australian Government.

Any WA Government financial contribution is subject to a number of conditions, including the project reaching financial close and all statutory and regulatory approvals being met.


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