Presenter: Neill Bell, NCIG Operations Manager 
Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group Heavy Haul Rail Conference - August 20...
NCIG SITE – 7 YEARS AGO 
Hunter River 
NCIG Site - Looking East
TODAY 
SHIPPED TO DATE > 111 MILLION TONNES
WHO WE ARE 
►Established in 2004 
►66 Mtpa Coal Export Terminal 
►Operating at 66 Mtpa capacity since December 2013 
►Near...
OVERVIEW 
CONSTRUCTION STAGES 
►Stage 1: 30 Mtpa – complete and fully operational 
►Stage 2: 53 Mtpa – complete and fully ...
PWCS Facilities 
NEWCASTLE PORT
Source: Hunter Valley Coal Chain Coordinator 
Existing (or under construction) Coal Mine Loading Terminals 
Power Station ...
Fourth Stacker/Reclaimer and Stockyard 
Additional Dredging 
Third Wharf 
STAGE 3 - 66 MTPA
CONSTRUCTION TOTAL – ALL STAGES 
99% complete (all works) 
Delivered early 
7.7 million man hours worked (3,600 man yea...
SAFETY 
Safety systems development 
Constant focus 
Sustainable development policy 
Auditing – internal and external 
...
100 employees for Operations 
24 hour / 365 day coverage 
Shift crews 11 (2 staff & 9 technicians) 
Technicians perfor...
Total throughput to date: > 111,000,000 MT 
Total ships loaded to date: > 1,340 
Total trains unloaded: > 16,000 
* as ...
Dump station and stockyard rated at 8,500 tph 
Wharf conveyors and shiploader rated at 10,500 tph 
Highly automated pla...
Dedicated stockpiles for each terminal user (8) 
Break the link from rail to shiploading 
Enables regular train running...
Vessels loaded in turn of arrival subject to coal availability (8 queues) 
Monthly allocation to each shipper 
Each shi...
THE RESULT SO FAR 
Annual Exports
DUMP STATION DESIGN 
Priority to rail, third central track can 
access either shed 
Automated Triggers 
Elevated track ...
DUMP STATION DESIGN 
Cameras 
Integrated Roll By Shed 
Departure Detection Systems
RAIL LOOP DESIGNED TO OPTIMISE 1.6KM TRAINS
PLANNING APPROACH TO OPTIMISE COAL CHANCE INTERFACE 
►NCIG relies on a Real Time Planning System to make the best decision...
PLANNING APPROACH TO OPTIMISE COAL CHAIN INTERFACE
RAIL FLYOVER TO DEBOTTLENECK KOORANGANG ISLAND ENTRANCE 
Project Commenced- September 2013 
Planned Completion – June 2015...
RAIL FLYOVER TO DEBOTTLENECK KI ENTRANCE 
•Grade separation of the inbound track 
•Realign KI main inbound line 
•Realign ...
NEWCASTLE - THE LARGEST COAL EXPORT PORT IN THE WORLD 
THANK YOU
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Neill Bell delivered the presentation at the 2014 Heavy Haul Rail Conference.

The 2014 Heavy Haul Rail Conference had a focus on driving efficiency with smarter technology. Australasia’s only heavy haul rail event is the annual meeting place for professionals interested in the latest projects, technologies and innovation in this dynamic sector.

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Neill Bell - Newcastle Coal Infra Group - Delivering bulk transport efficiencies at port – A case study

  1. 1. Presenter: Neill Bell, NCIG Operations Manager Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group Heavy Haul Rail Conference - August 2014
  2. 2. NCIG SITE – 7 YEARS AGO Hunter River NCIG Site - Looking East
  3. 3. TODAY SHIPPED TO DATE > 111 MILLION TONNES
  4. 4. WHO WE ARE ►Established in 2004 ►66 Mtpa Coal Export Terminal ►Operating at 66 Mtpa capacity since December 2013 ►Nearing completion of ancillary construction works CAPACITY ALLOCATIONS ►Majority of total capacity is contracted to shareholders ►Two (2) non-shareholder producers: –Rio Tinto; and –Idemitsu OVERVIEW Parent Shareholder BHP Billiton Hunter Valley Energy Coal Peabody Peabody Energy Yancoal Felix Resources Yancoal Donaldson Coal Whitehaven Whitehaven Coal Banpu Centennial Coal
  5. 5. OVERVIEW CONSTRUCTION STAGES ►Stage 1: 30 Mtpa – complete and fully operational ►Stage 2: 53 Mtpa – complete and fully operational ►Stage 3: 66 Mtpa – 99% construction complete, operational at full capacity KEY DESIGN POINTS ►High capacity ►Automation and control ►Dedicated stockpiles ►Consistent railing ►Zero demurrage terminal ►Producers control their own stockpiles and shipping queue
  6. 6. PWCS Facilities NEWCASTLE PORT
  7. 7. Source: Hunter Valley Coal Chain Coordinator Existing (or under construction) Coal Mine Loading Terminals Power Station Coal Unloading Terminals Export Coal Loading Terminals Proposed coal mines Township Mangoola Liverpool Range NCIG PWCS Kooragang PWCS Carrington To Sydney To Brisbane To Tamworth To Coonabarabran To Narrabri Mangoola To Gulgong Bickham Caroona Watermark Narrabri North Boggabri Whitehaven Werris Creek Ulan Moolarben Wilpinjong Bengalla Dartbrook Mt. Owen Camberwell RIXS Creek Bulga MTCL 1 MTCL 2 Bloomfield, Tasman, Abel Austar Teralba Mandalong, Newstan Vales Point Mac Gen Mt Arthur Ravensworth, Muswellbrook Drayton Liddell Newdell Hunter Valley Operations Wambo Loop Ashton Duralie Stratford Gunnedah WerrisCreek Willow Tree Murrurundi Scone Coggan’s Ck Ulan Kerrabee Gloucester Singleton Newcastle Eraring Newcastle Ulan New Gunnedah South Wales N Muswellbrook Mt Pleasant NCIG Source Mines Maitland MaulesCreek HUNTER VALLEY COAL CHAIN
  8. 8. Fourth Stacker/Reclaimer and Stockyard Additional Dredging Third Wharf STAGE 3 - 66 MTPA
  9. 9. CONSTRUCTION TOTAL – ALL STAGES 99% complete (all works) Delivered early 7.7 million man hours worked (3,600 man years) Peak workforce: 850 2 LTIs LTIFR 0.26 Cost $2.5B and $250M under plan CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS SUMMARY
  10. 10. SAFETY Safety systems development Constant focus Sustainable development policy Auditing – internal and external Health and well being programs ENVIRONMENT Dust Noise Water Endangered species RAMP UP – CAPACITY AND THROUGHPUT Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 OPERATIONS
  11. 11. 100 employees for Operations 24 hour / 365 day coverage Shift crews 11 (2 staff & 9 technicians) Technicians perform operator and trade roles Scheduled maintenance and specialised skills on contract Zero IR dispute Technicians covered by an ECA Direct relationship with employees EMPLOYEE RELATIONS
  12. 12. Total throughput to date: > 111,000,000 MT Total ships loaded to date: > 1,340 Total trains unloaded: > 16,000 * as at end June 2014 OPERATIONS TODAY
  13. 13. Dump station and stockyard rated at 8,500 tph Wharf conveyors and shiploader rated at 10,500 tph Highly automated plant and controls ₋Stacker reclaimers are controlled remotely ₋Stack out controlled from rail unloader ₋Reclaim controlled from shiploader HIGH CAPACITY & AUTOMATION
  14. 14. Dedicated stockpiles for each terminal user (8) Break the link from rail to shiploading Enables regular train running STOCKYARD – DEDICATED STOCKPILES
  15. 15. Vessels loaded in turn of arrival subject to coal availability (8 queues) Monthly allocation to each shipper Each shipper manages own rail schedule, dedicated stockpile and shipping schedule SHIPLOADING OPERATIONS
  16. 16. THE RESULT SO FAR Annual Exports
  17. 17. DUMP STATION DESIGN Priority to rail, third central track can access either shed Automated Triggers Elevated track and bin level sensors to avoid ploughing
  18. 18. DUMP STATION DESIGN Cameras Integrated Roll By Shed Departure Detection Systems
  19. 19. RAIL LOOP DESIGNED TO OPTIMISE 1.6KM TRAINS
  20. 20. PLANNING APPROACH TO OPTIMISE COAL CHANCE INTERFACE ►NCIG relies on a Real Time Planning System to make the best decisions for utilizing its equipment. ► was selected for its ability to receive real time feedback and propagate the impact on the forward schedule. ►Allows for NCIG to communicate with all aspects of the coal chain instantly. ►Allows for both internal and external discussions to be based on a single source of the truth.
  21. 21. PLANNING APPROACH TO OPTIMISE COAL CHAIN INTERFACE
  22. 22. RAIL FLYOVER TO DEBOTTLENECK KOORANGANG ISLAND ENTRANCE Project Commenced- September 2013 Planned Completion – June 2015 Planned Expenditure - $150m
  23. 23. RAIL FLYOVER TO DEBOTTLENECK KI ENTRANCE •Grade separation of the inbound track •Realign KI main inbound line •Realign and lower the outbound track
  24. 24. NEWCASTLE - THE LARGEST COAL EXPORT PORT IN THE WORLD THANK YOU

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