To support BMA’s growth strategies, the company is expanding the Hay Point Coal Terminal, located south of Mackay. The Hay Point Coal Terminal Expansion Project (HPX3) will increase the capacity of the port to approximately 55 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa). Once complete, the expansion will accommodate the throughput required to support BMA’s growth plans.
The Project involves:
Reclamation works to make way for the replacement of existing trestle conveyors and surge bins.
Construction of overland conveyors to transfer coal from the stockpile to the jetty.
The construction of a new third berth.
Offshore dredging to construct a new berth pocket.
Construction of a shiploader on the new berth.
Additional supporting infrastructure required for the construction of the HPX3 project includes:
Closure of the Hay Point Lookout from November 2010.
Construction of a 400 capacity car park for construction workforce.
Development and ongoing use of a quarry.
Installation of traffic signals on Hay Point Road to ensure local road user safety during construction.
Early expansion works commenced in mid-2010 following government approval to proceed, and commenced in late March 2011 following project sanction by BHP Billiton.
Hay Point Coal Terminal Expansion Phase 3 (HPX3)