Project Scope

The turnkey design and construct project, including concept design work, was delivered to the client, with COVA providing all structural, mechanical, electrical and automation design for the project.  COVA also provided assistance with procurement.


2015 - 2016



As part of the upgrade to Geelong Port’s woodchip export facility at Corio Quay, COVA designed a shiploader and two feed conveyors. The shiploader is located on a dolphin style berth and has luffing, slewing and discharge shuttling functions. The design includes a telescopic discharge chute with a jetslinger.

The design included an automatic sampling system and a system for removing metallic foreign particles. The safety system was designed to AS4024 using a safety PLC, including an anti-collision system for a shiploader boom, a telescopic chute, and a ship movement detection warning system.

Other features include:

  • Capacity 1000 tonnes / hour of woodchips on a 1400 mm wide belt
  • Shiploader functions include luffing, slewing, shuttling discharge
  • Telescopic chute with jetslinger
  • Interfacing with existing plant and reclaim conveyor
  • Conveyors included automatic woodchip sampling
  • Foreign metallic particle removal and metal detection devices
  • Safety system design to AS4024 utilising a safety PLC
  • Anti-collision system for shiploader boom and telescopic chute
  • Ship movement detection warning system