Ports & Materials Handling

GPA has extensive experience delivering projects for ports and materials handling facilities throughout Australia.

Our Services

  • Structural modelling and analysis of structural systems
  • Finite Element Analysis (FEA) of structures
  • Onsite audits, assessment and analysis of existing structures
  • Structural material evaluation and material testing (soil, concrete, and steel)
  • Useful Life assessment of existing facilities
  • Heavy lifting plan design and review
  • Certification and compliance of structures, tanks, and Hazardous Area compliance
  • Pre-demolition inspection and guidance
  • Mechanical Engineering services for all tank, vessel, pipeline, and pump systems
  • HV and LV Electrical Engineering
  • Control systems, SCADA, Automation, upgrade and retrofit design
  • HAZOP and Risk Management

GPA ports and materials handling experience extends across our core skills of Civil, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation, Control Systems and Risk.

Our team has specialised experience in material handling, mechanical, piping and pipeline design, defect assessment, integrity management, assessments, stress analysis and vibration modelling as well as Hazardous Areas. With additional capabilities in civil and structural design of new facilities (steel and concrete), structural integrity reviews and assessment, along with reinforcement and modification of existing structures.

Our materials handling experience is used for applications in the mining, mineral processing and bulk grain handling sectors, specialising in conveyors, bulk loading, import/export terminals and storage. We have completed projects in a range of environments from mine sites to ports.

Our engineering solutions prepare materials for various industrial applications, as well as transporting materials to desired locations. GPA’s broad knowledge of industrial operations throughout Australia, ensures client performance goals are met with practical real-world solutions.

Our people have expertise in, and advise on:

  • Conceptual and feasibility studies
  • Strategic planning
  • Front end engineering design
  • Detailed design (offshore/onshore)
  • Project, procurement, and construction management
  • Commissioning
  • Operations support
  • Onsite audits, assessment and analysis of existing structures. Structural material evaluation and material testing (soil, concrete, and steel) and Useful Life assessment of existing facilities
  • Heavy lifting plan design and review
  • Temporary structures design (onshore/offshore)

Asset Management

GPA have comprehensive experience to assist with asset management, assessment condition and risk assessment. We regularly advise on facility optimisation to increase productivity, boost reliability and reduce operating costs.

GPA has performed asset condition and optimisation studies for number of clients across a range of applications and disciplines such as: power systems, energy management, control system and processing plant optimisation, pipe work and pressure vessels, tanks, structural assessments of onshore and offshore facilities, in addition to safety critical system, such as burner and boiler management studies and risk assessments.

GPA Key Contact

Amilcar Guerra

Industry Sector Manager - Ports & Materials Handling

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