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How a model with 2,000+ functional 3D-printed parts “brought project planning to life”

BHP Mitsubishi Alliance’s (BMA) Hay Point Coal Terminal is one of the largest coal export ports in the world. The Hay Point Coal Terminal processes coal from six of BMA’s Central Queensland mines—Goonyella Riverside, Broadmeadow, Daunia, Caval Ridge, Peak Downs, and Saraji.

To improve cyclone immunity and ensure the long-term sustainability of Hay Point Coal Terminal, BMA commenced a maintenance project to replace and upgrade one of the existing shiploaders and berths.

The BMA project team faced the challenge of efficiently and effectively communicating to contracted technical experts the existing structure, connections, and unique berth and shiploader components. The 3D model facilitated a greater understanding of the execution tasks, allowing the project team members to visualise tasks while increasing hazard and risk awareness. Access to a physical model enabled a comprehensive understanding of the scope, as well as the safety focused construction simulations and plans.

Read more about Waterline’s Design + Drafting Services for BMA’s Hay Point Shiploader and Berth Replacement (SABR) Project, and how it helped with collaboration and understanding of the complexities of the project scope.

Want to communicate better with your team around your mining assets?

Waterline is currently to talking with asset owners about 3D printing related projects that may assist with just that. Get in contact with us today and one of our expert team members will be in touch to see how we can help you bring your assets into your hands – quite literally!

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