The new Anketell Point multi-user port facility near Karratha has been recommended for approval by the EPA.
According to smh.com.au, the API Management project has been designed to process 45 million tonnes of iron ore a year from API’s West Pilbara Iron Ore Project.
EPA Chairman Paul Vogel said comprehensive conditions would guide the construction of the port which is planned for a site 30 kilometres northeast of Karratha.
„A strict suite of conditions was recommended to ensure the proposal met the EPA’s environmental objectives,“ Vogel said.
“These conditions include restricting impacts to seabed habitats from dredging and undertaking State of the Marine Environment Surveys to monitor and report on potential changes during the construction phase of the proposal,” he said.
World Maritime News Staff, July 30, 2012