The Fitzroy Terminal Project offers low-impact and innovative technologies that will revolutionise coal export in Queensland. Delivering world-leading, environmentally responsible bulk materials handling practices, the project will set a new benchmark for Australian and International port developments.
A significant project for Central Queensland, the terminal will export up to 25 million tonnes of coal per annum from the industrial precinct of Port Alma, through the existing commercial shipping channels.
Fitzroy Terminal’s Key Features:
- Location – the terminal is within existing Port Alma operational limits, is remote from urban areas, utilises an existing industrial port within close proximity to existing rail infrastructure and the Central Queensland coal fields;
- Environmentally Responsible –
- Proven European naval architecture adapted to ensure protection of the ecological values of Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef marine waters;
- Drastically reduced dredging regime made possible by using shallow draft barges;
- Slow-moving barges to avoid vessel strikes;
- Small, land-based footprint; and
- Minimal marine infrastructure (small jetty as opposed to large port facility).
- Maintains Amenity – state-of-the art dust control, complementary to sensitive world heritage values and remote from Capricorn Coast and rural townships;
- Community Benefits – direct and indirect employment and training, regional economic growth opportunities and a local procurement plan;
- Independence – privately owned Queensland company; and
- Flexibility – able to service all current coal export vessel sizes.