Lumsden Point – Detailed Design & Concept Design


Port Hedland, Western Australia


Pilbara Ports Authority (PPA)


+61 8 6375 9100

Pilbara Ports has engaged us to deliver various detailed design and concept design works for the Lumsden Point development in Port Hedland, Western Australia.

Access Road and Causeway – Detailed Design

We have provided the detailed design of modifications to the existing causeway that connects the Lumsden laydown area to the land-backed wharves. Our design includes a 1km stretch of roadway and revetments connecting into seawalls at the northern laydown area, and interface into the southern access road. Our multidisciplinary team was also required to provide the detailed design of a section of road connecting the future interchange with Great Northern Highway and the causeway, inclusive of three intersections and two slip lanes for future interface with local roads and provision for two service crossings. We are delivering 50% design deliverables for Pilbara Ports’ approval, then undertaking the detailed design for the access road, including drawings, design report, risk register, technical specification/s, contractor scope of work, and BOQ.

Conveyor Concepts

Pilbara Ports requested BGER to provide technical advice for Lumsden Point’s Mineral Precinct with evaluation of existing conveyor concept design and reports, providing alternative concept designs and attending technical presentations to support Pilbara Ports.

About Lumsden Point

Lumsden Point will be a multi-user facility and logistics hub that will facilitate existing business growth and enable diversification into new infrastructure for several proposed projects in the renewable energy space. This includes the growth in the export of battery metals and minerals, the importation of wind turbines and solar panels to support renewable energy and hydrogen projects, and the expansion of direct shipping services to the Pilbara.

The Commonwealth Government is investing $565 million to support common user port upgrades in the Pilbara, part of which will enable the development of Lumsden Point. At the time of writing, construction is under way on the seawalls at Lumsden Point, which is an important first step to enable the project to progress.

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