Qube Bulk partners with Strandline. Qube Bulk has been assigned for haulage and logistics at the Coburn mineral sands project in Western Australia. They will be covering all 2.25 million tonnes produces over the next 10 years.
The long-term agreement between Strandline resources and Qube Bulk combines a world-class mineral sands project with Australia’s largest integrated provider of export logistics services. It is a holistic solution from min to ship. The contract includes a haulage fleet, product storage facilities at the Port of Geraldton and coordinating ship loading activities.
The managing director of Strandline, Luke Graham, commented on the new partnership.
“This agreement, when combined with the previously announced operations contracts – including for contract mining services and supplies of electricity, LNG, fuel and facilities management – means Strandline has already locked in about 65 per cent of its forecast operating costs in line with the assumptions contained in the Coburn DFS (definitive feasibility study,” Graham said.
To fulfill the contractual requirements, Qube will triple its road trains on a 24/7 basis.
Finally, Qube bulk director Todd Emmert, commented on the new partnership.
“We are delighted about our new partnership with Strandline. We will be able to release further value to customers and the Port of Geraldton through our ongoing investment in the region. The Coburn project is an exciting prospect that will deliver long-term benefits to all stakeholders involved.”
The mine life is estimated to be more than 22 years. Coburn will produce about 225,000 tonnes of mineral sands per year.