Black Coal Mining

Xstrata Coal awards Thiess $1.015bn contract extension for Mt Owen Coal Mine in Upper Hunter

A contract extension for Thiess to operate Xstrata's Mt Owen Coal Mine in the Upper Hunter Valley will take the contractor's association with the company out to 20 years.

Major Project Facilitation Status for Port Waratah Coal Services Limited's Terminal 4 Expansion

The Federal Government has granted Port Waratah Coal Services' multi-billion dollar ‘Terminal 4’ (T4) Major Project Facilitation (MPF) status.

Xstrata board approves $1.4bn Ravensworth North open cut mine, construction planned for early 2011

Xstrata CEO Mick Davis said the company was continuing development of 20 major projects in 2010 worth $14bn following board approval of the $1.

Green light from NSW Government for Integra Coal Operations' expansion plans in Upper Hunter

The NSW Government has approved Integra Coal Operations' expansion plans at is Upper Hunter coal operations.

BHP Billiton Illawarra Coal reviewing submissions for $46m Appin Ventilation Shaft No. 6 Project

BHP Billiton Illawarra Coal (BHPBIC) is expecting a decision shortly from the NSW Government regarding its proposal to construct and operate an upcast ventilation shaft at Woolondilly.

Thiess Sedgman JV awarded $85m contract for coal handling and preparation plant at Bengalla mine

The Thiess Sedgman Joint Venture (TSJV) has been awarded an $85 million contract to design, procure, construct and commission an upgrade of the coal plant at Bengalla mine.

Ravensworth Opertions seeks approval for mine extensions in Upper Hunter Valley worth $750m

Xstrata Coal is seeking approval to extend its Ravensworth Operations in the Upper Hunter Valley for a further 29 years at an estimated capital expenditure of $750 million.

NSW Department of Planning assessing Coal & Allied's plans for Warkworth Mine Extension

Coal & Allied is investigating options to extend mining within its existing Warkworth lease, which would add a further 21 years of operation to the mine.

Definitive Feasibility Study on Washpool Hard Coking Coal Project in Bowen Basin expanded

Aquila Resources has expanded the scope for the Definitive Feasibility Study (DFS) on the Washpool Hard Coking Coal Project in the Bowen Basin to target a 2.

DFS on Bathurst Resources' Buller Coking Coal Project in New Zealand estimates capex of $70m

A Definitive Feasibility Study on Bathurst Resources' Buller Coking Coal Project in New Zealand estimates the project would cost $70 million to develop.