Port Waratah Coal Services - Kooragang Coal Terminal
Kooragang Coal Terminal, located on 265 hectares of land on Kooragang Island, began operating in 1984. "Kooragang" is an Aboriginal word meaning place where birds gather (or alternatively, place of many birds).
Originally managed by BHP, Port Waratah Coal Services (PWCS) purchased the Kooragang facility in 1990. In the period from 1994-2011, PWCS invested $1.6 billion to expand the shiploading capacity of this terminal to 108 Million tonnes per annum (Mtpa).
PWCS has a combined development approval capacity of 145 Mtpa from its Kooragang and Carrington Terminals. The current combined throughput capacity of PWCS is 113 Mtpa.
210,000 dwt max
Port Waratah Coal Services - Carrington Coal Terminal
The Carrington terminal, located on 51 hectares in Newcastle NSW, began operating in 1976 with an initial ship loading capacity of 16 million tonnes per year.
Expansion at the terminal has increased the ship loading capacity to 25 million tonnes per year. This capacity remains the same currently even though some of the conveyor systems and machines have been decommissioned.
Port Waratah Coal Services web site --> www.pwcs.com.au
Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group - Kooragang Island Terminal
Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group Pty Limited (NCIG) owns and operates one of Australia's largest coal export terminals with rail, storage and shiploading facilities and associated infrastructure.
NCIG's Terminal began operations in 2010 and has a current installed capacity of 53 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa). NCIG is currently completing an expansion (Stage Three) which will increase installed capacity by 13 Mtpa to the planned maximum capacity of 66 Mtpa. Components of the terminal inlcude:
Inbound System - incorporating rail sidings and rail balloon loop, dump stations and two inbound sampling stations. The inbound system unloads trains and feeds coal into the stockyard area
Stockyards - four stockyards (increasing to five) in total with three combined stacker reclaimers. The stockyard provides for stacking coal, then storing the coal before reclaiming the coal to send to the wharf
Outbound System - incorporates two buffer bins, two outbound sample stations, two shiploaders and two wharves (increasing to three). The outbound system loads coal into vessels.
4.4 million tonnes (expanding to 6.1 milion tonnes)
3 x 8,500 tonnes per hour
8,500 tonnes per hour
Coal Loading Capacity
10,500 tonnes per hour average
Berth space for two vessels (increasing to three)
Kooragang 2 Berth
Kooragang 2 Berth is a common user bulk berth that has two 18 tonne gantry cranes used to unload dry bulk products such as fertilisers, phosphatic rock, ores and meals. These are capable of unloading at a rate of 600 tonnes per hour.
State of the art dust extractors are installed on both gantries and a ship loader is attached to one of the gantry cranes.
Two bunker storage areas are also available (15,000 tonnes each). The ship loader is also used to load woodchips and sands while vegetable oil vessels also use the berth.
Kooragang 3 Berth
Kooragang 3 Berth is owned by Newcastle Port Corporation and a purpose designed ship unloading and storage facility handling alumina and petroleum coke which are raw materials for an aluminium smelter at Tomago.
The vacuum unloaders and transfer facilities are owned and operated by a joint venture company called Kooragang Bulk Facilities which operates and maintains storage areas on behalf of the smelter.
Western Basin 3 Berth
GrainCorp operates a grain export faciity from Western Basin 3 Berth
Frozen orange juice concentrate is imported across Western Basin 3 by CitroVita Juice Terminals to its nearby facility.
Western Basin 4 Berth
This berth has the only berth-face rail line on the eastern coast of Australia. A 1.5ha wharf storage area is designed for heavy forklift axle loads. Cargoes include rain wagons, locomotives, farm marchinery, mining equipment and other heavy loads.
Dyke 2 Berth
Dyke 2 Berth is owned by Newcastle Port Corporation while the bulk loader and storage facilities are owned by ConPorts. The facility exports ore concentrates from mines in Western NSW and can accommodate vessels up to 40,000 DWT with maximum beam of 26m.
The berth structure is comprised of concrete dolphins on steel piles and interconnecting walkways. Ore is transported by rail to the facility in specially modified wagons. Product is dumped from the rail wagons and stored in a shed with 40,000 tonne capacity.
There is one shiploader with a 17m outreach. Actual throughput is 1200 tonnes per hour. Berth depth is 12.8m.
Eastern Basin Distribution Centre (EBDC)
Newcastle Port Corporation owns East Basin 1 and 2 Berths and leases them to Eastern Basin Distribution Centre.
This multi purpose cargo handling facility provides a wide range of break-bulk and containerised cargo handling services.
Cargo Handling Equipment
EBDC provides ready access to rail services. A fleet of on-site forklifts and other lifting equipment, including a 32-tonne Container Fork is available. Cargoes handled include steel, timber, aluminium, machinery and containers.
EBDC is one of three general cargo areas in the port, the others being Western Basin 4 Berth and Mayfield 4 Berth which is located on the former BHP Steelworks site.
Mayfield 4 Berth
Newcastle Port Corporation constructed Mayfield 4 Berth in 2010 to grow and diversify trade thriough the Port of Newcastle. The berth provides opportunity for trade in bulk, break-bulk, project and container cargoes. The facility includes:
Length: 265 metres
Depth: 12.8 metres
Hardstand: 10.000m2 for cargo handling, storage or use as an assembly area
Features: designed for mobile or rail mounted ship-to-shore cranesand heavy forklift axle loads
Newcastle Agri Terminal
Newcastle Agri Terminal (NAT) is constructing a new $28 million grain export facility which is planned to be operational by late 2013.
The project at Carrington consists of five silos which will have 60,000 tonne capacity. Rail receival facilities, conveyors and shiploading facilities are part of the project while control rooms, carpark, laboratory and inspection and sample rooms complete the infrastructure.
The terminal will use existing rail infrastructure and share access to Dyke 2 Berth at Carrington.
Cosntructinon of Stolthaven Australia’s $30 million bulk liquids terminal at Mayfield is also well underway.
Three 20 metre high tanks were barged from Tasmania late last year and moved to the bulk liquids precinct at Mayfield (part of the former BHP Steelworks site).
The terminal will import fuel products to the Port of Newcastle with ships expected to berth at Mayfield 4 Berth by the end of the year.
Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club Marina
The Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club (NCYC) is located at Wickham with facilities including a marina, shipyard and maintenance facilities, commercial centre and licensed club.
NCYC’s floating marina comprises 180 marina berths of varying sizes all with power and water as well as a fuel wharf dispensing diesel and unleaded petrol and effluent pump out facility.