Plant modules from Indonesia to Australia

The World’s First Modular Ammonium Nitrate Plant, built in Pilbara Region, Western Australia, to supply among others in explosives the mining industry in the Pilbara.

The owner of this plant contracted an EPC company to deliver the plant ‘turnkey’. Dextra was the main transport contractor for the EPC company and started first movements in the last quarter of 2013.

Consisting of over 180 modules transported with 10 dedicated shipments with Self Propelled barge and geared vessels as well as hundreds of containers, the logistic challenges faced for this project were mainly coming from the remote delivery site location and its lack of infrastructure, as well as the specifications of modules transported and the governmental quarantine requirements imposed when importing into Australia.

Dextra Industry & Transport has been awarded the ‘Heavy-Lift’ Package of this project, which has been unrolling for about 3 years overall: from the pre-award preparation work, to the design of a new unloading ramp in the closest port of Dampier, to the final positioning of modules at site.Engineering and preparation included road Survey, required civil works as well as sea-fastening design. Dextra also planned and coordinated the operations with the local Australian authorities.

With the heaviest unit weighing up to 900 Tons and measuring 18 meters wide, this is the largest project Dextra ever handled.

The modules have been successfully delivered and their installation completed with no delay, guaranteeing smooth operations and savings for the customer. For this project, more than equipment, we pride ourselves for solving one of the largest transport challenges of the decade in the Asia-Pacific region.

  • Customer nameTécnicas Reunidas
  • Start year2014
  • End year2015
  • Origin countryIndonesia
  • Origin city/portBatam
  • Destination countryAustralia
  • Destination city/portDampier
  • CategorySea, Land, Dismantling

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