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Coal Projects Booming

Coal Projects Booming

Hancock Coal`s Alpha Project and Kevin`s Corner mega mines in the Galilee Basin will be capable of delivering 60 million tonnes a year of high quality thermal coal and $430 million in royalties to the Queensland State Government with the first shipments planned for 2013.

A massive boost in job opportunities, with thousands of jobs during construction and up to 3000 sustainable jobs once fully operational — also significant numbers of indirect jobs will be generated in the local region and across the state.

A spokesman said the development was much more than two mines.

It is an integrated supply chain, including all related infrastructure “ the mine sites, port at Abbot Point and a 495km standard gauge rail link will haul 25,000 tonnes of coal at a time.

The mega mines, 70kms from the Alpha township, will share significant infrastructure with the fly-in-fly-out workforce landing on an all-weather on-site airstrip, and bunking down in a high-standard eco-village.

Xstrata`s Wandoan Coal Mine in central Queensland will be another influential supplier of thermal coal for export and possibly domestic markets, with an expected mine life of 30 years.

2 Comments

  1. Gordon Peterson April 5, 2010 Reply

    How long before the mine is operational and will you be taking clean skins

    • Pete - iMINCO April 7, 2010

      Hi Gordon

      The alpha project will start in early 2011. The first shipment is due to roll out around 2013. They will be constructing the mine, a rail line and the communities surronding. The start of this year saw the employment of 400 people to work on the early preparation. I have updates in our MINING Project news and hope to be able to list some jobs for it soon.
      Here is some more information on the Alpha Coal Project http://hancockcoal.com.au/files/publication/HP001_HCPL_FF_Bro_27_July.pdf

      Thanks Pete

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