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Clive Palmer to Construct New Queensland Coal Loading Facility

Clive Palmer, the mining magnate plans to construct a new coal loading facility north of Abbot Point in Queensland. The new facility will be able to handle 40 million tonnes a year. This would transform the area into one of the largest coal ports in the world.

As part of a government privatization plan Abbot Point is due to be sold. Two sites have been allocated to BHP Billiton and Hancock Prospecting. The north Queensland region will see its coal loading capacity raised from 21 million tonnes of coal to 50 million tonnes.

Mr. Palmer said that he planned to put 40 million tonnes of coal a year here and he intended to build his own jetty as well. The documents were with the government and were in the public consultation phase. Mr. Palmer expects the process to be completed by the end of the year.

Joel Scanlon

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Joel, originally from the UK, emigrated to Australia in 1995 and spent 5 years working in the mining industry as an exploration Geo-technician where he developed skills in GIS Mapping and CAD. Joel also spent a year working underground in a gold/copper mine. Upon moving to the North Coast of NSW, Australia Joel worked as a graphic designer for a leading consultancy firm before starting a successful business providing graphic and web design services to local businesses on the eastern seaboard of Australia. Joel is skilled in project management, web programming, design, animation, database and networking, software and editing. Joel has been with AZoNetwork since its inception in 2000.

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