Point Torment Port Development

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The Point Torment Port Development is a proposed major port development proposed to be built at Point Torment in the Kimberley, Australia. The proposed development has been touted as a major port to facilitate an expansion of mining, including coal from the Canning Basin, in the Kimberley.

It is an alternative project of the Derby Export Facility.


The undated satellite photo below shows the proposed location for the port, approximately 175 kilometres to the north of the Derby Export Facility.

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Rey Resources interest

Rey Resources, a small exploration company, has touted the potential development of the Duchess Paradise Coal Project in the Canning Basin in the Kimberley. The Duchess Paradise Coal Project would be the first coal mine in the Kimberley region. Rey has proposed the initial development of a mine to export 2.5 million tonnes of coal a year via the existing but mothballed Derby Export Facility. However, exporting coal through the Derby Export Facility would require coal being transported by truck, loaded onto barges which would be towed 12 nautical miles to an existing vessel mooring point in King Sound.

Rey has flagged that the only possible deepwater alternative would be the proposed Point Torment Port Development, approximately 175 kilometres to the north of the Derby Export Facility.[1]

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  1. Rey Resources, "Canning Basin Overview", Rey Resources website, accessed December 2010.

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