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Eyre Peninsula / Developments and News

#1 Post by rhino » Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:15 pm

Couldn't find an appropriate place to put this, so I started a new thread

One new Eyre port
for two explorers

THE State Government has told
two iron explorers on Eyre Peninsula
they must work together on
port development because there
won't be room for both facilities.
The two companies - Centrex
Metals and Iron Road - each have
advanced projects which include
plans to build a port between
Tumby Bay and Port Neill.
Sites for the two ports are just
15km apart and envisage jetties
into deep water to accommodate
the large cape-sized ships used to
transport iron ore.
Addressing the SA Chamber of
Mines and Energy yesterday, Mineral
Resources and Energy Minister
Tom Koutsantonis said each
had a case to put.
"But I can assure you there will
only be one new port," he said.
"And it will be a multi-user
facility."
Mr Koutsantonis said it was not
up to the government to pick a
winner. "The market will decide."
The Government would support
both in going through environmental
and regulatory checks.
Whichever company got their
finance and approvals in place first
would build a port, he said. Then,
whichever came second would
need to talk to the frontrunner -
although the market might eventually
support both.
Opposition deputy leader and
infrastructure spokeswoman
Vickie Chapman said Mr Koutsantonis
was being inconsistent.
"He claims to support everyone
in the industry and endorses their
projects," she said.
"Yet now he issues an edict
saying there'll only be one port.
"It's outrageous because his government
will be the approving
authority."
Iron Road is developing a
$2.5 billion Central Eyre Iron Project,
30km southeast of Wudinna.
It has bought land at Cape Hardy
and aims to export iron for 30
years.
Centrex has a string of iron
deposits on the east coast of Eyre
Peninsula and has Chinese backing
to build Port Spencer. Centrex
chairman David Klingberg said it
was "reasonable" to expect the
companies to co-operate. They
had already had talks, he said.
Iron Road managing director
Andrew Stocks has said his company
was interested in "bringing
in third-party users", especially in
early stages.
In addition to these proposals,
a consortium led by Port Adelaide
operator Flinders Ports is working
on building a multi-user export
facility at Port Bonython near
Whyalla. This week, the Government
said it would back but not
fund an iron ore export facility at
Lucky Bay, near Cowell.
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Re: Eyre Peninsula / Developments and News

#2 Post by rhino » Fri Nov 22, 2013 12:04 pm

Centrex scales back Spencer Gulf ore export plan
Khama Reid
Centrex Metals has released a lower-cost option for its proposed ore export facility on Spencer Gulf in South Australia.

It has outlined plans to use a transhipment technique, loading iron ore onto a barge which transfers it to a larger vessel offshore.

The option would reduce the proposed jetty length from 515 metres to 200 metres.

Centrex says it would mean less impact on the marine environment and meet conditional environmental approvals.

The company says using a barge to take ore out to larger ships would reduce the start-up costs of the project to $142 million.

Centrex CEO Ben Hammond says transhipping only recently has become a viable option.

"We have looked at transhipment options in the past but generally the operating costs of those options are prohibitive," he said.

"But the new technology by CSL, which has now been operating for some time now up at Whyalla for iron ore exports, certainly opens the door to look at it again."

The proposed Port Spencer development is about 20 kilometres north of Tumby Bay.
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Re: Eyre Peninsula / Developments and News

#3 Post by rhino » Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:46 am

Iron Road's Mine and Port
West Coast Sentinel, Ceduna SA
DESIGN improvements to Iron Road’s Central Eyre Iron Project at Warramboo should allow for a rail corridor realignment and better position of the proposed rail loop, reducing impact on landholders who will have the rail running through their properties.

However this could change road modifications that have already been proposed and costed by some local councils.

The district councils of Tumby Bay, Cleve and Wudinna had been consulted on road modifications required in their areas and some councils have submitted estimates for proposed upgrades and alterations.

The design changes are part of the company’s definitive feasibility study for the mine site, which should be released for public consultation next month.

Iron Road managing director Andrew Stocks said the study, covering mining, processing, the port and social and environment aspects of the proposed mine, was due for release this month but has been slightly delayed.

Mr Stocks said in the first quarter of this year the initial development application for the infrastructure components would also be submitted, along with referrals to the federal environment department.

The company is planning for a large-scale open pit mine and projects a mine life of more than 30 years.

It is also planning for accommodation camps for port, mine and operations village construction.

The Wudinna District Council has engaged a consultant on behalf of Iron Road to conduct a study on upgrading the Wudinna Airport.

Environmental impact assessments continue to progress for the mine, infrastructure corridor and port, with several recent state government departmental visits to the project site.

Mr Stocks said it was possible all water requirements at the mine site could be sourced from a borefield adjacent the rail line.

"A water treatment and storage facility at the mine site has been designed to supply fresh water to clean the iron ore as well as potable water for industrial use," he said.

A plan to recycle the water has significantly reduced projected water demand.

Planning is underway to construct a heavy haul, standard gauge rail line between the mine and port sites.

"The rail line may be expanded in the future to connect with the existing national rail network, which would extend port access," Mr Stocks said.

The port is planned to have an initial capacity of at least 30 million tonnes a year, with a capacity of 10 million tonnes a year potentially available to third parties.

The ore will be treated by conventional crushing and milling to achieve a high grade.

Iron ore will be shipped out of the proposed Cape Hardy port near Port Neill.

The port is planned to have an initial capacity of at least 30 million tonnes a year, with a capacity of 10 million tonnes a year potentially available to third parties.
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Re: Eyre Peninsula / Developments and News

#4 Post by Waewick » Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:55 pm

great news.

Economic development in regional cities is the key. I would love if we could really get some value add in SA and located near major population base (to drive population)

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#5 Post by rhino » Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:42 am

I heard on the ABC news this morning that the operator of the Wallaroo-Lucky Bay ferry is going to stop operating because the tourist trade is not living up to his expectations. He may start up again next year with a smaller ferry. Port Lincoln mayor says it is a blow to the Eyre Peninsula because many residents like and use the service, but I guess the population base isn't big enough to make it sustainable.
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Re: Eyre Peninsula / Developments and News

#6 Post by Hooligan » Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:18 am

rhino wrote:I heard on the ABC news this morning that the operator of the Wallaroo-Lucky Bay ferry is going to stop operating because the tourist trade is not living up to his expectations. He may start up again next year with a smaller ferry. Port Lincoln mayor says it is a blow to the Eyre Peninsula because many residents like and use the service, but I guess the population base isn't big enough to make it sustainable.
Well when it costs over $200 for a car and two adults to go one way i'm hardly surprised by this.

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