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  • General 2015-05-10
    Situated about 40 kilometres south of Mackay in Mackay Regional Shire, the Port of Hay Point is one of the largest coal export ports in the world. Located close to the neighbouring towns of Louisa Creek, Salonika and Half Tide, the port comprises two separate coal export terminals, Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal (DBCT), leased from the State Government by the private company, DBCT Management Pty Ltd, and the Hay Point Coal Terminal (HPCT), owned and operated by BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA). Together, the two terminals serve the coal mines of Central Queensland. The mines are linked to the terminals through an integrated rail-port network. NQBP is the port authority for the port. Both terminals have purpose-built rail in-loading facilities, on-shore stockpile yards, and off-shore wharves. The off-shore wharves are serviced by conveyor systems, supported on jetties, which run out to sea and allow loading in deep water. The DBCT wharf is 3.8 km off-shore and Hay Point Services Terminal 1.8km. DBCT is serviced by three shiploaders and Hay Point Services by two. DBCT has a rated throughput capacity of about 68 million (March 2008) tonnes per annum (mtpa) which is expected to rise to about 85 mtpa following BBI's Phase 2 and 3 Expansion. Mines supplying DBCT include Blair Athol, Hail Creek, Goonyella, Riverside, German Creek, Oaky Creek, North Goonyella, Burton, Moranbah North, Millenium, Foxleigh, Moorvale and Coppabella. Mines supplying Hay Point Services are Goonyella, Riverside, Peak Downs, Saraji, Gregory, Norwich Park and South Walker. Hay Point Coal Terminal (HPCT) has a throughput capacity of about 44 mtpa. NQBP holds around 1400ha of land at Dudgeon Point which is intended for future port development. Maritime Safety Queensland provides pilotage services for the terminals, with most transfers to and from ships via helicopter. Each terminal has its own towage arrangements in place.

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  • BHP alliance cuts ribbon at Hay Point terminal 2015-12-16
    Mining major BHP Billiton and its coal joint venture partner Mitsubishi have officially opened the $3-billion third berth at the Hay Point coal terminal, taking the terminal’s export capacity from 44-million tonnes a year to 55-million tonnes a year. The Hay Point coal terminal third expansion project (HPX3) involved the construction of a new berth and ship-loader alongside the existing two berths. It also included the replacement of the existing jetty, trestle conveyors and surge bins and linking conveyors.

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