Sheep Hill Deep Water Port
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Sheep Hill Deep Water Port, also known as Port Spencer, is a proposal by Centrex Metals, a small Australian mineral exploration company, for a a multi-cargo port at Port Lincoln in South Australia. While primarily proposed to cater for iron ore exports from South Australia, the project in its early stages was also considered as a possible coal export port; however, it now appears clear that all plans for coal exports from Sheep Hill/Port Spencer have been abandoned.
- Operator: Centrex Metals
- Annual Capacity (Tonnes): 3 to 5 million (proposed)
- Status: Cancelled
in a 2009 presentation Centrex listed a possible use for a new port as being the export of coal from Energy Exploration Ltd's Lock coal project. Centrex stated, based on a "personal comment" from Energy Exploration, that the coal project had a notional start date of 2010 and a possible export range of 3-5 million tonnes per annum. As the project has moved forward into its second phase, it has become clear that the port will focus exclusively on magnetite and hematite exports, and there is no longer any mention of coal on the Port Spencer page of the Centrex website..
Articles and resources
- Gerard Anderson, Managing Director Centrex Minerals, Centrex DAC Application for Port Lincoln, April 1, 2009, page 37. (Pdf)
- "Australia's Centrex Metals eyes Stage 2 for Port Spencer development", Platts, May 24, 2013.
- "Port Spencer", Centrex Metals website, accessed January 2015.