The Goonyella coal supply chain moves thermal and coking coal from a total of 18 mines in the Bowen Basin to two adjacent export terminals: Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal (DBCT) and Hay Point Services Coal Terminal (HPSCT).
Ausenco was engaged as the official capacity estimator for DBCT. The work included expanding the simulation model for DBCT to include the entire Goonyella supply chain.
The model included:
The simulation results helped to identify potential future bottlenecks and their impact on DBCT operations.