Base metals developer Heron Resources has awarded a port services contract for its Woodlawn zinc-copper project in New South Wales to Port Kembla Gateway (PKG).
The port services contract involves PKG providing receival, storage and shiploading services for 100 per cent of the zinc and copper concentrate produced from Woodlawn for at least five years.
Under the contract, zinc and copper concentrates will be transported from the mine site by road to PKG’s facilities in the Outer Harbour, Port Kembla, where they will be unloaded into sheds designed for the storage of mineral concentrates and warehoused ahead of shipping.
PKG was established in the 1980s to service the previous operations at Woodlawn. The PKG facilities now include a two-berth jetty, ancillary storage sheds and buildings, hardstand areas, ship loading and unloading equipment, and general equipment for the handling and temporary storage of cargo.
PKG managing director Doyle Cook welcomed Heron as the latest base metal producer in NSW.
“The port services contract delivers a significant increase in movements through Port Kembla Gateway, eventually lifting our concentrate movements by more than 25 per cent, which will have a flow-on benefits for the Port and the local community,” Cook said.
Australian-owned PKG provides storage and handling services for the export of copper concentrates from NSW mine and other bulk commodities.