Sino Iron Project gets help from a multi-purpose workboat

The CP Sandpiper, a multi-purpose workboat, has been delivered from builder Neptune Shipyards.

Neptune was able to deliver the vessel within a short lead time, via the modification of a custom-built vessel, which was already partially built.

However, the shipyard said that all demands of the owner, the Cape Preston Port Company, have been incorporated in the vessel, which also meets required Australian legislation.

CP Sandpiper is being transported to Australia onboard a heavy lift carrier, where it will arrive in October. Upon arrival the vessel will be used by her owners to assist the Sino Iron Project, the largest magnetite mining and processing operation in Australia, with a mine life of over 25 years.

The multi-purpose workboat will be used to perform daily maintenance operations onsite this prestigious project, carried out by Citic Pacific Mining.

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