Bowen Coking Coal Ltd has commenced coal mining on the Broadmeadow East Pit close to Moranbah in Queensland’s Bowen Basin, as the corporate consolidates its place as Queensland’s new impartial metallurgical coal producer.
Coal from Broadmeadow East is deliberate to be initially processed on the neighbouring Fitzroy coal dealing with and processing plant (CHPP) beneath an infrastructure sharing settlement with Fitzroy (CQ) Pty Ltd and exported by the Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal.
As the primary producing pit of Bowen’s expanded Burton Complicated, which incorporates the Burton and Lenton Pits 20 km to the north, Broadmeadow East coal will likely be processed by the Burton CHPP following the completion of its refurbishment in early 2023.
After last approvals for the challenge have been granted in March 2022, Bowen introduced the appointment of BUMA Australia Pty Ltd as mining contractor in Could.
Bowen Managing Director and CEO, Gerhard Redelinghuys, stated the mining of first coal at Broadmeadow East was a major achievement for the corporate: “The truth that we now have commenced coal mining in lower than 4 months from last approvals being granted is a good testomony to the arduous work and capabilities of our firm and contractors.”
“I tip my arduous hat to each individual concerned within the profitable supply of this challenge, from Bowen’s entrance line to the entrance workplace as we ship on the primary part of our development technique.”
The coal at Broadmeadow East has the flexibleness to provide a main metallurgical coal product of both prime quality (7.5% ash, as much as CSN 7.5) or excessive yield (9.2% ash, CSN 4.5). In each of the first product instances, the secondary vitality coal created from the first metallurgical coal discard has a calorific worth of greater than 6500 kcal/kg (advert) which can also be a sought-after product for the export coal markets.
Broadmeadow East’s first coal follows the corporate’s first coal cargo from the Bluff Mine close to Blackwater in June. First ROM coal is focused for late 4Q22 from the close by Burton Pit as the corporate works in direction of a 5 million tpy ROM by 2024.
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