At the Goonyella mine, Fluor designed and built a coal wash plant with associated coal handling, processing, stock-piling, reclaiming, and loading facilities; a 72-mile pipeline between Eungella Dam and Goonyella to supply water for the coal washery, township, and other uses; four walking draglines, two with 60-cubic-yard capacity, and two with 45-cubic-yard capacity; and coal shipping port facilities at Hay Point.
The Hay Point facilities consisted of a 6,200-foot long pier, a 1,700-foot long shiploading dock, four mooring dolphins, and six breasting dolphins. At the time, the facilities were the farthest offshore facility in Australia, necessitated by the size of the ships used to transport coal to Japan, and the shallow water near the coast.
Fluor also designed and built a 5,000-long-tons-per-hour shiploader, the largest coal shiploader in Australia at the time.
Fluor employed 1,500 workers at the peak of construction.
Construction began in September 1969. The coal wash plant was completed in February 1971. The first coal ship was loaded in October of 1971.