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Wiggins Island Project

What is the WICET project?

The WICET project involves the construction of a new coal export terminal at Golding Point, to the west of the existing RG Tanna Coal Terminal in Gladstone Harbour. This important coal transport infrastructure will form part of the existing Port of Gladstone.Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal Pty Ltd (WICET) has been developed by a consortium of coal exporters of which eight are

Stage One owners:

• Aquila Resources

• Bandanna Energy

• Caledon Resources

• Cockatoo Coal

• Northern Energy Corporation (New Hope Coal)

• Wesfarmers Curragh

• Yancoal

• Xstrata Coal (Rolleston Joint Venture).

Increasing demand for coal is driving Australia’s coal export market,and worldwide demand is expected to continue to grow significantly. In order to meet this demand, greater export capacity is required. WICET has the combined support of the Queensland Government, Gladstone Ports Corporation and other infrastructure providers to deliver the terminal using an industry-owned and privately funded structure. Once fully commissioned, WICET will effectively double coal export capacity at the Port of Gladstone.


WICET has the potential to be one of the largest terminals of its kind, using modern technology to assist Queensland coal exporting to be competitive and meet high environmental standards.

Construction for Stage One of the terminal will include:

• A rail receival facility designed to handle 7600 tonnes per hour

• A 5.5km long overland conveyor

• Stockyard area for 1.9 million tonnes of coal

• Materials handling and sampling systems feeding the 2km long jetty conveyor

• Single berth with a travelling ship loader to fill ships at 8250 tonnes per hour

• Channels and wharf to accept a range of vessels from 40,000dwt to 220,000dwt

• 132kV substation, access roads, workshops, administration offices and amenities.

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