With sufficient allocation to meet existing and brownfield needs, Yancoal exports 100% of its product through four eastern Australian ports into the Asian market.
Yancoal is supported by the following rail networks to transport product from mine to port:
- The NSW Hunter Valley Coal Chain supports the Moolarben, Austar, Ashton, Stratford & Duralie, and Donaldson operations, with coal transported to the Port of Newcastle;
- The QLD Blackwater System supports the Yarrabee operation, transporting coal to the Port of Gladstone; and
- The QLD Goonyella System supports the Middlemount operation, with coal transported to the Port of Hay Point and Abbot Point Coal Terminal.
Yancoal’s proposed production output for the next five years will be supported by the following port capacity.
Port Waratah Coal Services (PWCS)
Yancoal currently has Ship or Pay Contracts with PWCS for the export of coal through the terminals at Newcastle, NSW. Yancoal’s PWCS allocation is approximately 12.0 million tonnes (100% basis).
Newcastle Infrastructure Group (NCIG) Coal Terminal (Yancoal 27.0%)
Yancoal is one of five company shareholders involved in the $2.5 billion NCIG export coal terminal. Yancoal has a 27% ownership with an allocation of approximately 14.6 million tonnes per annum (100% basis).
Wiggins Island (Yancoal 5.6%)
Yancoal is one of eight owners of Stage One of the Wiggins island Coal Export Terminal (WICET) project, which will have a capacity of 27 million tonnes per annum and is due to be completed in early 2015. Yancoal’s share of Stage One will be 1.5 million tonnes per annum, allocated to the Yarrabee Mine.