Adani Abbot Point Terminal 1
Located 25km north of Bowen in Queensland, the Port of Abbot Point has been in continuous and safe operation for 30 years. The Port of Abbot Point is signiﬁcant as one of the few locations along Queensland’s eastern seaboard with deep water (more than 15 metres) access close to shore.
In May 2011, the Queensland Government entered into a 99-year lease of the existing Abbot Point Terminal 1 to Mundra Port Pty Ltd. The terminal is now known as the Adani Abbot Point Terminal 1 under the company name Adani Abbot Point Terminal Pty Ltd (AAPTPL).
AAPTPL is the Australian subsidiary of Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd, which manages the largest privately developed port in India and forms part of the Adani Group.
The operation and maintenance of Terminal 1 is contracted to Abbot Point Bulk Coal Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of Glencore.
The current facilities have an excellent environmental track record. After more than 30 years of operations there have been no serious environmental incidents.
The terminal operation consists of the following key components:
- Yard machines to stack and reclaim coal to and from the stockpiles
- Out loading to the off-shore berth
- Ship loading
Under the Port’s lease, the State retains ownership of the Port land and ﬁxed infrastructure such as the jetty and the wharf. The North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation remains as the port authority for AAPTPL and is responsible for the ongoing safety, security, efﬁciency of and master planning for the Port.
Adani Abbot Point Terminal 0 Project
Adani plans to develop the T0 terminal which is adjacent to the existing T1 terminal within the existing port limits.
The construction of the T0 expansion at Abbot Point will involve the onshore construction of rail in-loading facilities, coal handling and stockpiles in areas with low environmental sensitivity. Conveyors will connect these facilities to two new ship loading berths around 3km offshore. This provides for marine safety while ensuring a good environmental outcome.
This requires relatively limited dredging compared to other operations that regularly and safely operate with strict supervision. The government owned NQBP would contract and manage any dredging required, strictly in accordance with significant environment protecting conditions and subject to oversight by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. Adani is responsible for the construction of the berth, loading, rail and other on land facilities.
Importantly, these operations will support not only Adani's port requirements but will assist in the development of other new infrastructure and mining opportunities, extending the mining boom pipeline of projects and creating much needed new jobs and supply opportunities now and for our children in the future.