At NCIG, it's the people that make all the difference
Our team is important to us. Together we've developed shared values and an engaging work environment that enables us to deliver excellence for our customers.
Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group (NCIG) provides a premier coal export service and is an integral part of the Australian coal export industry. Our facilities include rail, coal storage, ship loading facilities and associated infrastructure. We are a privately-owned business that fundamentally exists for the benefit of our mining sector shareholders, specifically BHP, Yancoal, Whitehaven Coal, Peabody Australia and Centennial Coal, who each own coal assets in New South Wales, Australia.
Our vision is to be the leading coal export terminal and it’s through our People, Processes, Plant and Performance that drives our quest for success. Our values guide our everyday actions and interactions.
Since 2010, Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group has been connecting coal mines of the Hunter Valley, Gunnedah, Gloucester and Western Coalfields of New South Wales with the world.
- In September 2004, The NSW Government called for expressions of interest for the use of a vacant 136 hectare site on Kooragang Island. Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group was short-listed as a potential candidate in February 2005 and was named the successful applicant in August 2005. Approval for the new coal export terminal was granted by the NSW Government in April 2007, with finance signed up in January 2008 and construction commencing in February 2008.
- Construction of Stage 1 of the terminal was completed in just over 2 years and was officially opened on May 3 2010. Commissioning and ramping output of 30 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) was achieved by the end of 2011.
- In August 2010, the Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group Board approved the construction of Stage 2AA. This stage of works included a new rail unloading facility, a third stacker reclaimer and stockyards, conveyors and sample stations, and a second shiploader. Work on Stage 2AA was completed in 2012 and increased the export capacity of the terminal to 53 Mtpa.
- In August 2011, the Board completed financial arrangements to allow the third and final stage (Stage 2F) of the terminal to proceed. Stage 2F comprised a third ship berth, a fourth stacker reclaimer, additional conveyors and a rail flyover to the west of the site. Stage 2F was commissioned in early 2013 reaching its maximum capacity of 66 Mtpa in 2014.
- In early 2020, NCIG applied to the Department of Planning, Industry & Environment (DPIE) for a modification to its project approval of 66 Mtpa. The application sought to increase NCIG’s operating capacity to 79 Mtpa, following a series of optimisation projects identified by NCIG’s people, which allowed for incremental increases to throughput across the site – culminating in an increase to a true capacity of 79 Mtpa. Following community and industry consultation, the application was approved by DPIE in August 2020.