Thevenard port to possibly reopen early

INSTALLED: New steelwork on the Thevenard jetty.
INSTALLED: New steelwork on the Thevenard jetty.

The Port of Thevenard could reopen two weeks ahead of schedule as Flinders Ports go into the final stages of repairs at the port.

Flinders Ports said works continued to progress smoothly with major structural and support works now complete.

All that is left is the completion of demolition and other minor works which when completed will lead to a final inspection of relevant parts of the jetty structure to ensure ship loading can safely recommence.

Flinders Ports is hopeful the port will reopen for ship loading one to two weeks ahead of the anticipated timeframe of early October.

Flinders Port Holdings chief executive officer Vincent Tremaine said great progress was being made at the port.

“We are pleased that the works have progressed so smoothly and are nearing completion ahead of schedule, despite some bad weather during the process,” he said. 

“We are greatly looking forward to ship loading operations recommencing”.