Abbot Point Port
Located 25 km north-west of Bowen on Queensland’s north coast, Abbot Point is placed between the existing industrial centres of Townsville to its north, and Mackay to its south. It is also adjacent to the Abbot Point State Development Area (APSDA), a 16,320 hectare site for dedicated industrial development. The Port of Abbot Point comprises rail in-loading facilities, coal handling and stockpiling areas and a single trestle jetty and conveyor connecting to two offshore berths and two shiploaders, all 2.8 km offshore.
Coal is currently supplied to the Abbot Point Terminal 1 (T1) by rail from the Newlands, Collinsville and Sonoma mines and following the completion of the Goonyella Abbot Point Expansion by QRN earlier this year also a number of Goonyella customers. Current export capacity from T1 is 50 Mtpa.
On 1 June 2011, the Queensland Government finalised the 99 year lease of Terminal to Mundra Port, the Australian subsidiary of Mundra Port and Special Economic Zone Ltd. The terminal is currently operated by Abbot Point Bulkcoal Pty Ltd which is a subsidiary of Xstrata.
The port is serviced by two tugs, which are based in Bowen, and Maritime Safety Queensland (MSQ) provides pilotage.
We are currently facilitating three major terminal expansions at Abbot Point. These are referred to as Terminal 0 (T0), Terminal 2 (T2) and Terminal 3 (T3).
The T0 to T3 projects are in the pre-feasibility to feasibility phases.