Holcim lands Townsville Port rock haul deal


About 600,000 tonnes to be delivered over next 12 months

Holcim lands Townsville Port rock haul deal
A Holcim-branded truck at one of its quarries

 

Holcim Australia has landed a rock supply contract to service Queensland’s $193 million Port of Townsville Channel Upgrade Project.

The company has been selected to supply a "significant portion" of the rock required to construct the wall that will protect a 62-ha reclamation area that will eventually accommodate expanded Port infrastructure.

More than 600,000 tonnes of core and armour rock is required to be delivered over the next 12 months for the construction of the rock wall.

Holcim "will play a significant role in that total delivery, with other suppliers to be announced in the near future", it notes.

"Holcim is pleased to be awarded one of the rock supply contracts for the Port of Townsville’s Channel Upgrade project and continue our proud history of supplying high quality rock for vital marine infrastructure projects," Holcim general manager Queensland Aggregates Peter Ambrose says.

"To meet the demands of this project, our local Roseneath quarry will grow by up to eight new team members and additional local suppliers and service companies will be engaged.’’

Holcim’s trucking program will follow a Department of Transport and Main Roads approved route along the Flinders Highway and then onto the Port Access Road.


Read about Holcim's cartage allocation system, here


Member for Townsville Scott Stewart adds: "Townsville Port is a major trade gateway for Northern Australia and for the nation – it is the country’s largest sugar, zinc, lead, copper and fertiliser port and Northern Australia’s largest container and automotive port," he says.

"The Channel Upgrade project is essential for securing freight supply chains, creating jobs and investment in North Queensland and will mean bigger ships direct into Townsville reducing the cost of imports for the Queensland economy."

 

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