Barney Point Terminal prepared for new product
28 September 2017
Any signs of coal at Gladstone Ports Corporations (GPC) Barney Point Terminal are long gone with remediation of the site now complete and plans for new products being finalised.
After 49 years of operating as a coal terminal Barney Point had the last shipment of coal in May 2016.
GPC CEO, Peter O’Sullivan said that there were now very few signs of the terminals coal handling history.
“Since closing the terminal we have had the opportunity to perform maintenance works on the terminal infrastructure which was not able to be performed during operation.,” he said.
“We made a commitment to the Barney Point community to remove coal from the terminal and introduce clean bulk product.
“The terminal has the ability to load vessels quickly and is designed to enable multiple new trade opportunities to be handled at Barney Point.”
It is anticipated that the first product, Calcite, will be placed at the terminal towards the end of the year. The Calcite will be relocated from Auckland Point.
Other bulk products from the Mount Morgan and Monto areas are being investigated by GPC.
Photo Caption: Barney Point Terminal is now completely remediated of coal.
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