Automated mooring project with Rio Tinto subsiduary

In further success for our automated mooring system, MoorMaster™, we will install eight vacuum-mooring units for Hammersley Iron Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of Anglo-Australian mining group Rio Tinto, at the Dampier Fuel Wharf, located on the eastern end of the Parker Point ore wharf, in the Port of Dampier, Western Australia. Located some 1,600 kilometers (1,000 miles) north of Perth, Dampier Port consists of the Parker Point facility and the East Intercourse Island facility.

We will manufacture and install eight MoorMaster™ MM200D units at Hammersley Iron’s Dampier Fuel Wharf at the Parker Point facility, in the Port of Dampier. The units will be rail-mounted and integrated into the face of the berth. Each unit will have a capacity of 20 tonnes, and will be able to complete vessel mooring in less than 30 seconds and disengage in less than 10 seconds.

The Dampier fuelling wharf project will be our second major MoorMaster™ installation in Western Australia. In April 2009, Cavotec won a contract to supply 14 MM200B (Bulk) units to the nearby Port Hedland Port Authority’s iron ore facility.

Watch the clip below for a look at the MoorMaster™ (in this case at the St. Lawrence Seaway) in action: