Hey Point Bauxite Project
British Marine Group has partnered with a Bauxite producer in Weipa, Queensland, Australia. The Group acts as financier to the project, and has responsibility for all shipping requirements. The Group works closely with the producer for the marketing and sale of the product and the expansion of the marine infrastructure.
The Hey Point Bauxite Project is a bauxite mine 10 km south of Weipa, adjacent to the Embley River, at Hey Point. The project will produce approximately 4 million tonnes of product bauxite in the first mining phase, with an additional 10 million tonnes having been identified for the subsequent phase. The reserve sits in the Western Cape York area, which is renowned for its extensive deposits of high–quality, export grade bauxite. The mine has been active since 2016, with some production taken place and product already exported prior to the start of the rainy season at the end of the year 2016. All regulatory and operational approvals are in place and active.
The project benefits from a simple, effective and cost effective approach, and will be a small scale open cut mining operation, producing approximately 1.6Mt of bauxite product per annum with mining only occurring in the dry season. Bauxite product is transported from the product stockpile via articulated dump trucks to a recival hopper on Hey Point. From there the product is conveyed along a pontoon to a self propelled barge on the Embley River. The product is then trans-shippped to a bulk carrier for transport to market.
The Group owns and operates all of its own equipment at the Hey Point Bauxite Project. This is true across the entire logistics process from dozers and screeners to trucks, conveyors and the self propelled barge ("Iron Clad 1").