Esperance port iron ore initiative on the move

Nalder says Asciano-led consortium that will build it has runs on the board

Esperance port iron ore initiative on the move
Esperance port: developments are underway


A multi-user iron ore export facility will be developed at Western Australia’s Esperance port by Yilgarn Esperance Solution (YES).

WA Transport Minister Dean Nalder says the companies that make up YES have a proven track record in developing and operating ports in Australia and internationally.

A consortium led by Asciano, YES will design, build and operate the facility as well as provide all project funding and associated costs, he adds.

It was one of two shortlisted bidders.

The approval was based on a recommendation from the Esperance Port Authority’s board following an extensive procurement process undertaken by the facility’s project team, independent engineering, commercial and legal advisers and an independent evaluation panel.

A major upgrade of the port’s access corridor will further improve access and efficiency at the port, Nalder says.

The $120 million project includes a series of road and rail upgrades south of the Harbour Road/Pink Lake Road intersection to increase access into the port and improve safety and efficiency for local commuters and tourists.

Esperance is the deepest port in the southern half of Australia and is capable of handling large ships.

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