Hay Point began operating in 1971 with a single coal loading berth. A second berth was added in 1975. In 2006-07, a two-phase $256 million expansion project increased HPCT’s capacity. A third expansion further increased the terminal’s capacity in 2010 including improvements to improve resilience to weather events.
Metallurgical coal (sometimes referred to as coking coal) is a naturally occurring sedimentary rock found within the Earth’s crust.