Thevenard to reopen in October

Thevenard to reopen in October

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FLINDERS Ports expects ship loading operations at the Port of Thevenard to recommence in the first week of October.

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FLINDERS Ports expects ship loading operations at the Port of Thevenard to recommence in the first week of October.

In an update last week, the company said the preliminary support structures had been installed and the implementation of a short-term solution had started.

Flinders Ports chief executive officer Vincent Tremaine said while construction was taking place, the jetty and wharf areas would remain closed as a safety precaution.

“Our preliminary safety supports have been installed to provide additional stability to the structure and has ensured that work to the jetty could commence safely,” he said.

“Depending on favourable weather conditions, Flinders Ports estimates that ship loading operations will recommence in the first week of October.”

The Port of Thevenard was closed on June 28 due to safety concerns for a section of the concrete jetty that supported the loading conveyor.

Regular port users included Viterra, Iluka Resources, Cheetham Salt and Gypsum Resources Australia.

Flinders Ports said it was also developing a solution to maintain the jetty in the long term, providing the community with a stable and safe piece of infrastructure which would continue to be a part of the local economy for a long time to come.

“Flinders Ports greatly appreciates the continued patience of all stakeholders and port users, and we are greatly looking forward to being able to recommence ship loading operations at the Port of Thevenard as soon as possible,” Mr Tremaine said.

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