Vale iron ore distribution centre – Malaysia
Design and construct contract for a jetty in Malaysia for Vale SA, the world's largest iron ore exporter.
The Vale project illustrated BAM’s strength in the niche market of building jetties at an extraordinary scale: limits were pushed with single pile lengths of up to 100 metres and weights up to 96 tons. The jetty accommodates the largest bulk carriers currently sailing the oceans, Vale’s own 400,000-deadweight ton Valemax.
The access trestle of the jetty measures 2.2 kilometres and the operation jetty head is 800 metres long.