Kooragang coal export terminal

Bulk transport

Bulk transport

Working in a dynamic and constantly evolving market, bulk commodity business owners have their focus on optimising the transport supply chain by remaining flexible and agile.


At Aurecon, we understand that efficient and cost effective solutions sought for new and existing bulk transport infrastructure and operations (including the intermodal handling facilities) need to be integrated, reliable, innovative, as well as agile to accommodate constantly evolving technology.

The solutions must also provide a level of redundancy to match each clients’ specific requirements. They also need to align with global environmental and safety standards.  With a history of experience delivering bulk transport projects across the full project lifecycle, we have the know-how to meet this challenge.

Our approach acknowledges the importance of integrating our services in a holistic manner to partner with our clients to understand the importance of the bulk transport chain in the total conceptual design planning and investment decision for mine developments.

Aurecon’s expertise spans a broad range of commodities from coal, cement, grain and woodchip, to metal ores, metal concentrates and bulk water.

Our industry experts work across all engineering disciplines including civil, structural, marine, mechanical, electrical, power, and information and control systems to provide solutions across every phase of a project.

Aurecon has a strong client focus aimed at meeting client expectations in the delivery of best practice project outcomes across safety, risk, quality, budget and programme.

Our solutions offer advantages along the entire transport chain: 

  • Proven track record in detailed design capability in bulk materials handling, rail, road and port facilities
  • Over 50 years of experience and an international reputation in both designing and procuring large bulk material handling machines
  • Integrated approach for cost effective planning of bulk transport infrastructure from origin to destination including business evaluation, simulation expertise, engineering and cost planning, environmental evaluation, and operational cost estimating

Aurecon delivers consulting, project delivery and operations and maintenance support services to our clients globally. Services include business planning, transport simulation, environmental planning and compliance, survey, full feasibility and engineering design capability, delivery capability, asset management and due diligence.

Using a broad, multidisciplinary and multi-sector approach, our specialist teams deliver large and challenging transport projects including:

  • Rail and road bulk transport infrastructure
  • Bulk material transport conveyors and pipelines
  • Intermodal storage and handling facilities between road, rail, conveyor, ship and pipeline
  • Major port developments

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