Lumsden Point project in full swing

Pilbara Ports is progressing the development of a new multi-user facility and logistics hub at Lumsden Point in the Port of Port Hedland – the largest infrastructure upgrade the Port has seen in more than a decade. photo

Lumsden Point is set to facilitate the export of battery metals such as lithium and copper concentrates and the import of renewable energy infrastructure including wind turbines and blades.

It will also support the growth of direct shipping services to the Pilbara and enable industry to create new jobs in support of the government’s decarbonisation targets.

The key features of the project:

  • Dredging a new berth pocket, swing basin and access channel,
  • Constructing two landbacked wharves: general cargo and critical minerals,
  • Developing a logistics hub and landside infrastructure,
  • Creating a causeway connecting the wharf to landside facilities and accommodate an overland conveyor,
  • Establishing a minerals concentrate precinct, complete with a multi-user shed, conveyors, and shiploader.

The east seawall reached completion in November 2023. Construction of the west seawall is underway and expected to reach completion by March 2024.