FOUR mining companies have formed the Port Bonython Bulk Users Group to advance the development of a common user export facility at Port Bonython in the northern end of South Australia’s Spencer Gulf.
Centrex Metals, IMX Resources, Ironclad Mining, and Western Plains Resources, have joined to promote the development of an iron ore loader and storage sheds.
According to the Bulk Users Group, there could be demand for up to 8-10 mtpa capacity by 2010 and up to 20 mtpa by 2015.
Port Bonython is currently used for the export of LPG and crude oil from the Cooper Basin.
The Port Bonython Bulk Users Group will work with the South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy Inc, the Resources and Energy Sectors Infrastructure Council (RESIC) local and state government authorities, port operators, infrastructure developers, other current and potential users of the port, and other stakeholders, to expedite the development of the infrastructure.
Port Bonython Bulk Users Group