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Metallurgical coal

Oct 29, 2020
Bluff coal mine to be mothballed

Bluff coal mine to be mothballed

The Bluff PCI mine in Central Queensland is being placed on care and maintenance amid soft coal prices and uncertainty over Chinese imports, contractor MACA says. The Carabella Resources-owned mine, 20km east of Blackwater, exports low-volatile PCI coal for use in steel production and has a workforce of about 140. MACA said the parties were… ...

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Oct 26, 2020
Study backs $85m coal project as ‘attractive’ proposition

Study backs $85m coal project as ‘attractive’ proposition

A bankable feasibility study has given the official thumbs up for Stanmore Coal’s $85 million Isaac Downs project. Isaac Downs would be developed as a satellite operation to Stanmore’s Isaac Plains Complex near Moranbah, with an expected output of 2.5Mtpa saleable coking coal. The company said the project had been established as an attractive investment… ...

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Oct 23, 2020
Milestone for Crinum underground mining plans

Milestone for Crinum underground mining plans

Coal miner Sojitz Blue has re-entered the old Crinum underground workings this week in a milestone for the proposed restart of mining there early next year. Sojitz Blue managing director and chief executive officer Cameron Vorias said the seal had been broken and initial inspections encountered no unexpected issues. “Mastermyne, who are doing the work… ...

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Oct 22, 2020
Whitehaven Coal to lodge EIS for $1b project by year’s end

Whitehaven Coal to lodge EIS for $1b project by year’s end

Whitehaven Coal expects to lodge the environmental impact statement (EIS) for its $1 billion Winchester South open-cut coal project by the end of 2020. Managing director and chief executive officer Paul Flynn told the AGM today that ongoing demand gave the company the confidence to plan for growth. This would support increased margins through product… ...

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Oct 22, 2020
Bumper quarter for Curragh coal mine

Bumper quarter for Curragh coal mine

Coronado’s Curragh mine near Blackwater delivered record sales volumes for the September quarter of 3.6 million tonnes. The result was a 20.6 per cent lift on the previous quarter in terms of sales volumes and a 24.5 per cent lift in saleable production, the company said. “This excellent result stemmed from an improvement in mining… ...

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Oct 21, 2020
Macmahon wins $250m in work at Foxleigh

Macmahon wins $250m in work at Foxleigh

Macmahon Holdings has been selected as the preferred tenderer to provide equipment hire and maintenance services at the Foxleigh mine near Middlemount from March next year. Macmahon expects the work to generate about $250 million in revenue. The proposed scope of work involves the hire and maintenance of 21 largecapacity dump trucks and other ancillary… ...

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Oct 20, 2020
BHP records lift in  metallurgical coal production

BHP records lift in metallurgical coal production

BHP has reported a four per cent increase in metallurgical coal production in the past quarter, with Blackwater back at full capacity towards the end of that period. The company said guidance for the 2021 financial year remained unchanged at between 40 and 44 Mt in relation to its stake in the metallurgical coal mines… ...

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Oct 19, 2020
Eagle Downs decision due by end of 2020

Eagle Downs decision due by end of 2020

Central Queensland should know the future of the Eagle Downs metallurgical coal project near Moranbah within three months. In its quarterly report today South32 said it remained on-track to consider a final investment decision with its joint venture partner by the end of this calendar year. Eagle Downs is a large metallurgical coal development project… ...

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Oct 15, 2020
Mastermyne posts strong results in challenging times

Mastermyne posts strong results in challenging times

Mackay-based mining contractor Mastermyne has posted a record year for revenue despite the impact of COVID-19 and softer coal prices. Metallurgical coal projects account for about 95 per cent of its order book and additional development units were brought on for contracts at at Aquila and Moranbah North mine. Revenue hit a record $292.7 million… ...

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