Bowen Coking Coal sent the first loaded train on its way on 28 December at the Mallawa train loadout in the Bowen Basin of Queensland following the facility’s refurbishment.
The TLO and rail loop, which receives its coal from the nearby Broadmeadow East mine, also part of the company’s greater Burton Complex near Moranbah, processed it as well as four trains totaling more than 41,000 tonnes since last October through Fitzroy Australia’s nearby Carborough Downs CHPP and TLO.
Initial sales were completed on a train-by-train basis under a spot arrangement through the company’s 50/50 marketing joint venture managed by M Resources.
The Burton complex also includes the Burton and Lenton pits and the 5.5-million-tonne Burton coal handling and coal production, which commenced at the Broadmeadow East mine in July 2022 with steady-state production of between 800,000 t/y and 1.1 Mt/y ROM.
“Concurrent with producing first coal from two separate mines in different parts of the Bowen Basin this year, the company has worked tirelessly to refurbish the Burton complex in good time,” Bowen Managing Director and CEO Gerhard Redelinghuys said.
“The completed refurbishment works of the TLO proved to be very successful. The CHPP refurbishment is progressing exceptionally well with teams working through the Christmas break to expedite the path to the first wash, expected in the next quarter.”
He said crews on 28 December were eyeing its first capesize vessel of coal through DBCT in time for the new year.
Source: Bowen Coking Coal