Hay Point

Hay Point Coal Terminal (HPCT)

Hay Point is the metallurgical coal-loading terminal for the nine Bowen Basin mines in Queensland.

Hay Point at a glance

The Hay Point Coal Terminal is a part of BMA, the 50:50 joint venture between BHP and Mitsubishi Development. The terminal is capable of handling more than 55 million tonnes of coal for export every year. The Hay Point Coal Terminal is located at the Port of Hay Point — 38 kilometres south of Mackay, Queensland on the traditional lands of the Yuwibara people.
1971 The terminal was opened in 1971.
55M The export capacity of the terminal is 55 million tonnes per annum.
3rd An expansion completed in 2015 added a third offshore berth to the terminal.

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. 

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Metallurgical coal

Metallurgical coal (sometimes referred to as coking coal) is a naturally occurring sedimentary rock found within the Earth’s crust.