Braemar Infrastructure Pty Ltd is proposing to develop a multi-purpose infrastructure corridor that will provide a low cost – high volume export solution for iron ore mined in the Braemar Region and infrastructure including roads, electricity and water to support and facilitate mining in the Braemar Region. The Braemar Bulk Export Project is a major investment in South Australia. The first stage of the project is estimated to cost around $2 billion.
The project will receive iron ore concentrate produced by iron ore mines located in the Braemar Region in north-east South Australia and deliver it to a floating storage and off load facility located in the Spencer Gulf, where it will be loaded onto ships for export.
The project will have a capacity of up to 100 million tonnes per annum (mtpa). The project will be developed in stages, with the first stage expected to have a capacity of 25mtpa. Production of 100mtpa of iron ore concentrate represents an eight fold increase in the amount of iron ore currently being export from South Australia.
The infrastructure corridor is approximately 385km long. It is proposed to commence at the off shore export loading facility approx 4km off Myponie Point north west of Wallaroo, travel eastward to the south of Snowtown and Burra before heading east and then north east to an end point at the South Australia - New South Wales border approximately 45km south of Cockburn.
Braemar Infrastructure Pty Ltd considers integrating sustainable development principles into the project essential to its success. The project management team has applied sustainability principles throughout the planning and scoping phases of the project, and the application of these principles will continue throughout the engineering, construction, operation and decommissioning phases. It is a goal of Braemar Infrastructure Pty Ltd to ensure the Braemar Bulk Export Project maximises its positive social, environmental and economic impacts and minimises its negative impact.