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BIODIESEL FACILITY A SIGNIFICANT REGIONAL ASSET PORT GROWTH

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					                             Biodiesel facility a                                                           Port growth continues to
                         significant regional asset                                                           Provide oPPortunities
                                                                                                create
                                                                                               the new       Construction of facilities at Port           with Wollongong MP Noreen Hay,
                                                                                             biodiesel       Kembla’s Inner Harbour, for the              toured the construction site.
                                                                                         facility, a         preparation and inspection of
                                                                                      facility which         motor vehicles prior to dealer               “We are really starting to see the
                                                                                   will become a             delivery, is underway and                    benefits that the relocation of
                                                                                significant regional         progressing well.                            trade has brought to the region”
                                                                              asset” said Mr Whitlam.                                                     Wollongong MP Noreen Hay
                                                                                                             With the official relocation of              said.
                                                                         It is expected that the project     NSW’s motor vehicle trade
                                                                   will have substantial social and          to Port Kembla occurring in                  This project is currently creating
                                                                  economic benefits for the region.          November last year, the resulting            construction jobs and future
                                                     National     Upon completion, the facility will         growth of the port continues to              employment opportunities.
                                                Biodiesel         create 235 new permanent full-time         provide significant opportunities            “There are currently 45 workers
                                         Pty Ltd, a privately     jobs, and approximately 725 jobs in        for both the port and the region.            on site and at the peak of
                                    owned Australian              related industries. A further 500 jobs                                                  construction it is anticipated that
                              company has recently gained         are expected to be created during          Landside development is                      this number will be in excess of
                         development approval to establish        construction of the facility.              currently taking place to provide            100”.
                         a Biodiesel production facility at                                                  approximately 10 hectares for
                         Port Kembla.                             “As well as providing significant          Pre Delivery Inspection (PDI)                There is currently one PDI
                                                                  employment opportunities - the             facilities where imported vehicles           facility operating in the port.
                         Valued at $243 million, the              facility will generate demand for          will be prepared prior to delivery           With the completion of this
                         facility will be the first integrated    locally produced oilseeds which will       to motor dealerships.                        construction project, two further
                         soybean processing and biodiesel         contribute to rural economic growth                                                     PDI operators, Ceva Logistics
                         production facility to be constructed    in the domestic market”.                   The development, being                       (for Mazda) and AutoNexus will
                         in Australia. It will process imported                                              undertaken by Australand, will               commence operations.
                         soybeans to produce biodiesel,           The National Biodiesel plant               involve the laying of asphalt and
                         soybean meal and pharmaceutical          will produce 288 million litres of         concrete paving totalling almost             “With the commencement of
                         grade glycerine (a by product).          biodiesel a year, along with 850,000       100,000m2 in area, construction              operations, it is expected that
                                                                  tonnes of soy bean meal, a key             of offices and workshop facilities           these two organisations will
                         Port Kembla Port Corporation’s           stock feed ingredient for the poultry,     and the provision and installation           also employee an estimated 25
                         Chairman Nicholas Whitlam said           pork, dairy, beef and aquaculture          of all necessary services and                personnel each”.
                         that the construction of a new           industries.                                facilities to the site.
                         biodiesel facility at Port Kembla’s                                                                                               Project completion is anticipated
                         Inner Harbour will provide a major       PKPC CEO Dom Figliomeni said               Minister for Ports Joe Tripodi               in August 2008.
                         boost to not only the port, but the      that upgrade works are to be               visited the port recently and along
                         region as a whole.                       carried out on Berth 104 and on a
                                                                  number of the silos located on the
                         “This development will utilise land      Grain Terminal site to facilitate this
                         in the Port’s Inner Harbour to           project.


                                      coal terminal ProJect
                                      leads to water savings
                        Minister for Water, Phillip Costa,        more than the entire suburb of
                        recently visited Port Kembla to           Mangerton uses every day.”
                        officially turn the tap on to recycled
                        water at the Coal Terminal.               The Recycled Water project included
                                                                  the retrofit of the Coal Terminal’s
                        The Port Kembla Coal Terminal             existing water system, installation
                        previously used large quantities of       of new plant and equipment,
                        drinking water for environmental          pump-house upgrade and site
                        management and dust suppression           pressure reduction. The project was
                        activities, around 1 million litres a     implemented on time and on budget
                        day, and was ranked in the Top 20         and will result in a huge saving of
                        largest water users in the Sydney         drinking water of 360 million litres
                        metropolitan area.                        every year.                               attention turns to the outer harBour
                                                                                                            It was recently revealed that the Capital Works Program expenditure for Port
                        The Coal Terminal is now receiving        General Manager of the Coal               Kembla for the 2009/2010 financial year totals $15.705m – with approximately
                        high quality recycled water               Terminal Peter Green said                 $12m intended toward the Outer Harbour expansion.
                        from Sydney Water’s adjacent              “environmental management is
                        Wollongong Sewage Treatment               critical to our success and as the        Approved in 2008, the Master Plan for development of Port Kembla’s Outer
                        Plant under a 22 year supply              first site to use tertiary treated        Harbour sets out the proposed development over various stages. In order to get
                        agreement.                                effluent recycled water for dust          the project underway, the Capital Works Program includes Stage 1A works which
                                                                  suppression, it’s a momentous
   Your                 “The water saving of around 1
                        million litres of drinking water is
                                                                  occasion.”
                                                                                                            involves 8-10 hectares of land reclamation.


feedback                                                                              “We will continue
                                                                                     to manage dust
                                                                                                            Also allowed for in the program is the provision of a new tug facility. As part of this
                                                                                                            Outer Harbour development, a new permanent location for the tug fleet has been
                                                                                                            considered. The proposed facility will provide for all weather tug mooring facilities.
We would                                                                             effectively but we
welcome your                                                                         are now using          Relocating various port services to oversee this development, $500,000 has been
feedback about                                                                       recycled water         allocated for the completion of the “Maritime Centre”. The facility will become
                                                                                     to do so. We are       a unique ‘one-stop’ maritime services facility. Employees of Port Kembla Port
initiatives                                                                          very proud to turn     Corporation and NSW Maritime will be joined by other tenants including NSW
and activities                                                                       the tap on for         Water Police and the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Services.
around the port                                                                      significant drinking
that you would                                                                       water savings          With the completion of the Inner Harbour project and resulting increase in port
                                                                                     to the Illawarra       activity, $840,000 has been set aside for the purchase of a new pilot cutter vessel
like covered in                                                                      community” Mr          to ensure safe and efficient pilot transfers in the port.
‘Your Port’.                                                                         Green said.
Contact us on
E: enquiries@portkembla.com.au
Ph: (02) 4275 0100
or write to “Your Port” c\- Port Kembla Port Corporation,                 www.portkembla.com.au
PO Box 89, Port Kembla NSW 2505                                           SUPPORTING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

				
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