Second bulk liquid berth at Port Botany closer

Construction of second bulk liquids berth at Port Botany takes significant step with tender awarded

Construction of a second bulk liquids berth at Port Botany has taken a significant step with the announcement international energy and resources engineering company Worley Parsons Services has been awarded the design contract for the $75 million project.

The project, which will handle the trade of chemical, LNG and refined fuel imports, is set to operate independently of the current berth and be a major player in New South Wales’ economy, according to Sydney Ports Corporation CEO Grant Gilfillan.

"Sydney Ports Corporation and the NSW Government recognise the significance of the bulk liquids trade and the existing Bulk Liquids Berth facility to our key stakeholders operating bulk liquid storage terminals on port land," Gilfillan says.

"The existing facility is the only one of its kind in NSW and the construction of a second berth at Port Botany is a key strategy in securing the states energy supply."

Once complete, the facility will be able to accommodate vessels of up to 90,000 DWT and 270 metres in length and will include state-of-the-art fire fighting equipment, onshore support facilities and security monitoring systems.

Construction is expected to commence in the next 12 months.

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