2017 National Infrastructure Awards—Smart Infrastructure Project Award

The 2017 Smart Infrastructure Project Award has been awarded to the Victoria International Container Terminal, AECOM and BMD for the Webb Dock East International Container Terminal, which exemplifies excellence in the use of smart technology in the delivery of infrastructure services.

The Award was sponsored by the Department as part of the 2017 National Infrastructure Awards dinner, hosted by Infrastructure Partnerships Australia on Thursday 6 April 2017.

The A$550 million project delivered a modern container terminal design to global standards, with technologies and innovation used to deliver fully automated operations.

Besides using technologies such as optical character recognition (OCR) and an automated stacking system (ASC), the terminal houses five neo-Panamax robotic quay cranes, which are expected to be almost completely automated, working in combination with other automated port equipment.

The Terminal will be able to handle vessels with a capacity of up to 8,000 standard shipping containers, and will be able to handle up to 1.4 million containers annually.