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Wollongong Coal CEO Mitchell Jakeman Resigns

Coal News - Published on Fri, 29 May 2020

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Wollongong Coal announced that for personal reasons, Mitchell Jakeman, CEO, will resign from his employment effective 31 May 2020. As an interim measure, Warwick Lidbury, Mine Manager will be performing the duties of acting CEO while the Company decides whether to make an internal or external appointment. Warwick holds a Site Senior Executive qualification from Queensland, Mine Manager’s Certificate in NSW and Queensland, and a Degree in Safety Science. Warwick has over 44 years’ black coal mining experience, including being a General Manager of a mining company in Queensland and managing coal mines in both NSW and Queensland. He has extensive knowledge in mine safety, first-workings mining methods and longwall operations.

Wollongong Coal Limited is an Australian mining business which owns and operates Russell Vale Colliery and Wongawilli Colliery in the Southern Coalfields Region of New South Wales. Jindal Steel and Power Limited has recently acquired a majority controlling stake and management control of Wollongong Coal. JSPL, listed on the Indian Stock Exchange, is an international steel and power company with operating steel capacity of about 7 Mtpa and power generation capacity of about 2500 MW. The majority of Wollongong Coal’s production is sold to JSPL. Originally known as South Bulli, Russell Vale Colliery is one of the oldest operating coal mines in Australia, its origins dating back to 1887. It is located approximately 10 km north of Wollongong and approximately 60 km south of Sydney. The mine is spread over 6,421 hectares and comprises three coal seams, the Bulli, Balgownie and Wongawilli seams. Wongawilli Colliery is located approximately 15 km south-west of Wollongong and 80 km south-west of Sydney with the mine’s history dating back to 1916. Wollongong Coal’s mines are ideally situated in close proximity to the Port Kembla Coal Terminal, with Wongawilli Colliery having direct rail access to the port.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Fri, 29 May 2020
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