PORT KEMBLA COAL TERMINAL, NEW SOUTH WALES
CIVMEC RC3 Reclaimer Buckets
Austline Fabrications were awarded the fabrication of 15 reclaimer buckets for the Port Kembla Coal Terminal in Wollongong, New South Wales. The design and fabrication required Austline to design an initial ‘jig’ to ensure consistency of build tolerance across all buckets. The tight timeframe of delivery required the universal fit is critical in the fabrication process. Throughout the fabrication process, extensive MDR and ITP requirements were supplied to ensure all quality assurances and specifications were achieved.
Austline’s competitive and timely quotation enabled awarding and lodging of QA documentation and weld quality documents to proceed with the fabrication. The design and fabrication of the ‘jig’ enabled precise assembly, welding, and machining of the initial bucket. The trial fit to ‘wheel’ was completed and the supply of the remaining reclaimer buckets was fabricated and delivered on time.
The buckets were fabricated with 3CR12 Sandvik proprietary material, a high wear capacity and to AS1554 Standards for all welding and testing. In house line bore machining to +/-0.1mm on mounting pin locations was completed with precision, coupled with extensive dissimilar materials fabrication for each reclaimer bucket.
Austline designed, then fabricated from the initial assembly procedures and followed this process closely with essential stabilising frames to allow for easy transportation, assembly and final site installation.