Goonyella growth plan announced
QR National Ltd has approved a $ 185 million expansion of the Goonyella coal rail network as part of a major expansion of the Hay Point Coal Terminal, near Mackay in Queensland.
The Goonyella system’s expansion will provide an additional 11 million tonnes per annum ( mtpa) capacity on the network, taking it to 140 mtpa.
The Goonyella system supplies two export terminals, Hay Point Coal Terminal and Dalrymple Bay Coal Ter- minal, south of Mackay, Brisbanebased QR National said in a statement yesterday.
The rail expansion would support a project by BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance ( BMA) to lift the capacity at Hay Point Coal Terminal.
The Goonyella system is already the largest single export coal network in Australia.
The expansion is due to be complete by early 2014.