Port Latta Ship Loader

APS was awarded a multi-year contract to supply two suspended access platforms for the shiploader and Jetty restoration being carried out at the Grange Resources’ Port Latta ship loading facility in Tasmania.

The platforms are suspended from the support structure of the ship loader, each providing a working area of more than 60m2. Our platforms are used to carry out blasting and painting works on structural steel.

The two platforms were assembled on the key side at Port Latta, craned onto a barge that then transferred 2kms to the ship loader. Once in position under the Ship Loader, the platforms were raised into position and commissioned.

Due to the harsh conditions at Port Latta, all components were coated with a protective paint similar to the paint that is jetty and ship loader structure.

Geoff Thorp, the Maintenance Superintendent for Grange Resources was delighted with the platforms:

“We were initially surprised as to the total weight of the platforms, but can now see the benefit in the design to suit the work loading requirement & for simple mechanism transfer of the platforms”.

“The platforms will certainly move our structural rectification work for the offshore area to the next phase, to ensure the ongoing & long term reliability of the offshore facility & we are more than satisfied with the platforms”.

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