In a first for the Bundaberg Holcim quarry, the rock is being shipped out by barge.
The first load left Bundaberg Port on 12 May, the first of an anticipated eight loads to be shipped to the island.
?We will be sending quite a bit of drainage material up from our Bargara quarry,? Bundaberg Holcim manager Brian Burr said. ?This is the first time we?ve sent anything by barge.?
Brian Burr said that being tasked for the project, despite Gladstone quarries being closer to the island, was a big deal for the quarry.
?We?re not sure why they chose us but we?re glad to be doing it,? he said. ?It?s good for our workers and it means money coming into Bundaberg instead of going out.?
The Queensland Curtis LNG project will use world first technology to process coal seam gas into liquefied natural gas. A GLNG Curtis Island Project spokeswoman said the company was pleased to be able to involve businesses from Bundaberg.
?It?s obviously a very big project and we are delighted to source material from places other than just Gladstone,? she said.
Sources: Newsmail (Bundaberg), Aggregate Research