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Tranz Rail gets power station coal haul contract

<p>Tranz Rail will haul up to 1m tonnes of imported coal a year from the port of Tauranga to Huntly power station.</p> <p>It will start hauling the coal in December this year (2004) with each train carrying 1,500 tonnes from a new storage facility, which will be built at Mount Maunganui.</p> <p>This facility will have a storage capacity of 70,000 tonnes, making it one of the largest in the world, Tranz Rail said.</p> <p>The coal is at present being hauled by road.</p> <p>Tranz Rail will also construct 33 covered coal wagons for the contract at its workshops in Dunedin.</p> <p>Last year the port of Tauranga signed a 10-year agreement with Genesis Power to import coal for Huntly power station.</p> <br />