Delivering Queensland coal to the world
In meeting the needs of Queensland coal producers, APO prioritises the safety of everyone on its site and protection of the local environment, while creating jobs and supporting local community programs.
World-class infrastructure, world-class people
Operations at NQXT combine world-class infrastructure with world-class people to safely and efficiently export high quality Queensland coal to the world.
Bravus’ NQXT is a dedicated deep-water coal export terminal at the port of Abbot Point, Australia’s most northerly coal terminal. Located 25kms north of Bowen, Abbot Point has a nameplate capacity of 50 million tonnes of coal annually and has been exporting Queensland coal for more than three decades.
APO has the systems, people, and infrastructure in place to ensure the safe, efficient and responsible operations of NQXT. With 180 local employees and a supporting workforce of more than 200 contractors, APO balances the social, economic, and environmental aspects of the terminal operations.
APO is dedicated to innovation and continuous improvement of its systems and practices to help its people work safer, smarter and with great care for the local community and environment.
180 local employees
Abbot Point Operations has 180 local employees supporting the community and economy of the Whitsunday region
7,200 tonnes per hour
The terminal has a peak ship loading rate of 7,200 tonnes per hour
14 trains per day
Abbot Point Operations can support an average in-loading rate of 14 coal trains per day
Best practice environmental performance
Like all of Bravus’ Australian companies, APO is committed to the highest standards of environmental management and sustainability practices. APO has systems and monitoring programs in place to balance environmental responsibilities with operational activities to ensure the continued protection of the neighbouring Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area and marine environment.
APO is also conscious of its proximity to the manmade Caley Valley Wetlands, which are monitored by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science through water quality and sediment testing. Separately, APO also undertakes annual beach and sediment sampling to monitor the health of the local marine environment, which includes nesting beaches for turtles and feeding grounds for dugongs.
Real time water monitoring and weather forecasting is undertaken using state-of-the-art systems and technology to ensure APO can monitor the terminal’s water storage capacity ahead of, for example, times of heavy rainfall. Abbot Point’s air quality program includes dust monitors in 12 locations on and around the site and dust control strategies including water spray systems on conveyors and coal stockpile management practices.
The latest Queensland Department of Environment and Science monitoring showed no signs of environmental harm in the Caley Valley Wetlands.
APO works in partnership with North Queensland Bulk Ports and Whitsunday Regional Council to coordinate local weed and pest management.
Commercial shipping in the Great Barrier Reef is subject to stringent management arrangements.
Support for our community
APO embodies Bravus’ mission to support the communities in which it operates with its Grow Local Community Support Program providing significant funding to community groups, organisations and initiatives in the local area.
More than $1.67million has been awarded under the program since 2017, focusing on education, health, community wellbeing and youth opportunities. Each year, APO consults with community stakeholders to determine issues, challenges, and priorities for support.