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Port arrivals another positive step forward for the city

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GETTING DONE TO BUSINESS: Wind turbines being unloaded at  the Whyalla Port.

City of Whyalla CEO Chris Cowley has welcomed the latest activity at the Whyalla Port as another positive step forward for the city.

SIMEC, the mining and infrastructure arm of Sanjeev Gupta’s GFG Alliance, has commenced transporting non-industrial cargo through the facility for a third‐party client.

Wind farms produced by Senvion have been offloaded onto the Whyalla wharf over recent weeks, ultimately bound for the Lincoln Gap project near Port Augusta.

 “This activity at the Whyalla Port is extremely exciting and encouraging for Whyalla,” Mr Cowley said.

“Congratulations to SIMEC on facilitating this latest cargo movement, it shows that the Whyalla Port and our city is ready to do serious business.

“SIMEC is showing that Whyalla can accommodate a vast variety of different cargo and all the associated business that goes with it.”

SIMEC Mining Chief Operating Officer, Matt Reed, confirmed the latest cargo highlighted the increasing flexibility of the Whyalla Port.

“The use of our port by third parties has been of significant public and political interest for a number of years,” Mr Reed said.

“We have demonstrated our ability to transport numerous third‐party cargoes in the past, with this particular shipment proving our capability to handle more than just mining and manufacturing‐related materials.”

READ THE FULL STATEMENT FROM SIMEC HERE

http://www.whyalla.sa.gov.au/page.aspx?u=182&c=64482

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