Port Expansion: Stanley Point Berth 3 (SP3)

The port of Port Hedland is the largest bulk commodities port in the world with the Western Australian State Government announcing in 2022 an expansion that will enable export of 660 million tonnes of iron ore. Significantly, the last remaining major greenfield export opportunity has been allocated to Hancock Prospecting in a landmark joint venture with Mineral Resources (HanMin JV).

HanRoy will lead the study of a new berth and ship loading solution for iron ore export at Stanley Point (in South West Creek) at the port of Port Hedland on behalf of the HanMin JV.

The HanMin infrastructure-sharing deal is the first of its kind in the Australian resources industry.

By co-owning new infrastructure but operating it as part of an integrated system linked to existing infrastructure, the HanMin JV partners will maximise throughput and efficiencies to benefit all stakeholders. HanRoy is delighted to be leading the development of this project which demonstrates what is possible when practical and forward-thinking industry participants collaborate to realise mutual benefits and exploit the synergies of partnering.

The port of Port Hedland is on the traditional lands of the Kariyarra People.


Engineering design and approvals are well advanced.

Infrastructure overview


  • New berth able to support Cape sized vessels
  • 40 Mtpa capacity ship loader
  • New overland conveyor


  • New rail loop
  • Additional car dumper
  • Capacity increase to the Roy Hill stockyard

Additional details

The 40 Mtpa new berth sits adjacent to Roy Hill’s two existing berths, extending Stanley Point’s combined total capacity up to 120 Mtpa. It is anticipated the development of new iron ores mines to feed the capacity increase will equate to a sustained increase in Australian jobs and opportunities.

HanRoy is part of Hancock Prospecting

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