TECH Project



QPM selected Townsville as home to the TECH Project as it is ideally situated and offers many benefits including:

  • Close proximity to New Caledonia 

  • Long term history of importing nickel ore from New Caledonia with supporting infrastructure such as port and rail

  • Availability of skilled labour and engineering services

QPM has secured land at the Lansdown Eco-Industrial Precinct, approximately 47km south of Townsville. 

Lansdown is an ideal location for the TECH Project as it is well supported with already existing infrastructure:

  • Water pipeline

  • Gas pipeline

  • Electric transmission

  • Fibre optic communications 

  • Existing Ross River (140 MW) & Edify (400MW) solar arrays

  • Road train access to Townsville Port (Flinders Highway)

  • Rail line

As Lansdown is zoned heavy industrial it will provide an easier pathway for environmental approvals for the TECH Project.