Infrastructure - Cape Hardy

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Cape Hardy - Central Eyre Iron Project (CEIP)

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.


Cape Hardy & Green Hydrogen

Longer-term opportunities for Cape Hardy revolve around its proximity to large-scale renewable energy resources and potential for green hydrogen development. South Australia’s hydrogen export prospectus recognises the ideal location of Cape Hardy on the Eyre Peninsula, connecting renewable resources with an indicative distance to the port of 60 kilometres, and the potential for small-scale and large-scale green hydrogen export ranging from 60,000 - 250,000 tonnes per annum. The potential to leverage the region’s rich endowment of renewable energy resources to drive wider economic growth opportunities for the State, through the Central Eyre Iron Project (CEIP) and enabling export infrastructure, has been recognised by the Federal Government that it will benefit multiple existing and future industries.

Iron Road has completed a market sounding process to gauge market interest in developing Cape Hardy as a green hydrogen manufacturing and industrial precinct and during September 2022 launched an Expression of Interest bid process following on from the considerable interest expressed.

Please click on the below picture to view and download the brochure.

20230908 Cape Hardy Green Hydrogen & Industrial Port Precinct - Fact Sheet 


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