3 十月, 15:33
Australia's Kangaroo Island Plantation Timbers (KIPT) has released the design for its proposed multi-user export wharf facility at Smith Bay on the north coast of Kangaroo Island, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network.
The design employs a sealed roadway on a rock-and-fill causeway, extending towards a large floating pontoon barge permanently moored in deep water and accessed by a link-span bridge.
Associated on-shore works will enable the facility to export timber and to operate as a multiuser, multi-cargo facility. The cost of the project is expected to be about $25 million, including the cost of a newly-built pontoon barge.
KIPT managing director John Sergeant said the company was committed to ensuring the capital costs of the wharf project were recouped through a charge on scheduled timber exports, with non-timber importers and exporters being able to access the wharf at other times based on incremental costs only.
Kangaroo Island Plantation Timbers manages a wholly-owned portfolio of hardwood and softwood forestry plantations on Kangaroo Island, South Australia.