Infrastructure - Cape Hardy
Iron Road is proposing a significant new export facility on the east coast of the Eyre Peninsula. The company has now secured sufficient land for a proposed deep water, 70Mtpa bulk export facility, capable of loading various size bulk carriers, including Capesize vessels. This would be the first port in South Australia to support Capesize vessels.
Iron Road plans to export 20Mtpa of high quality iron concentrates for at least 30 years. After allowing for the initial CEIP requirement, an additional 50Mtpa of capacity would be available for third party users from inception of operations. The Port design supports straightforward expansion beyond the initial 70Mtpa capacity with minimal impact.
Standard gauge heavy rail will deliver product from the CEIP mine site to port, with route options potentially allowing connection into the national rail network. Such a connection would unlock a cargo catchment from 25% of the Australian landmass.