Pacific National Multi-Site Ten Yearly BFI Upgrade Works

Location: Port Kembla, Kooragang Island, Hunter Bulk Terminal

Division: Energy

End User: Pacific National

Client: Pacific National

Project manager: Pacific National

Contract value: $1m

Year completed: 2013


Execute Bulk Fuel Infrastructure upgrades and repairs following the recommendations of a 10 Yearly AS 1940 compliance inspection.

OPEC scope:

OPEC was engaged to design, plan and execute the recommended upgrades and repair works, extending the life span of the aged infrastructure.


Day-to-day Pacific National rail activities were to continue for the duration of the works. OPEC managed to keep the assets available for operation. OPEC identified multiple maintenance issues with the fuel storage systems at all sites, these issues were addressed by designing pragmatic solutions which were approved and implemented. Other issues include the remediation of tanks during extreme wet weather conditions.


OPEC developed protocols and strategies to allow these works to be undertaken with minimum disruption to day to day PN rail activities. The primary long term benefit of the project was the extension in the lifespan of the aged infrastructure.