The final stacker gantry is lifted into place at the WICET coal stockyard.
The final stacker gantry is lifted into place at the WICET coal stockyard. Contributed

Last stacker gantry lifted into place at coal terminal

WIGGINS Island Coal Export Terminal is pushing ahead, with the project's final and largest stacker gantry lifted into place at the coal stockyard earlier this week.

The last of the 21 gantries, which together weigh almost 5000 tonnes and span about 950 metres, was lifted into place on Wednesday.

The lift and install of the 280-tonne structure was undertaken by John Holland, with the gantry placed on top of the stockyard trestles.

Once commissioned, the stacker gantries will form the backbone of the in-loading coal delivery system, linking the rail receival area to the coal stockyard via the overland conveyor.

Stage one of the terminal is due to finish late next year.

Work on the coal stockyard infrastructure will continue in the new year with the installation of the other major stockyard coal delivery components, including the stacker bridges, tripper and drive system.