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BHP Coal Announces Operational review

Coal News - Published on Fri, 19 Jul 2019

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BHP Coal, metallurgical coal production was broadly flat at 42 million tonne. Production is expected to be between 41 and 45 million tonne in the 2020 financial year. With major wash plant shutdowns at Goonyella, Peak Downs and Caval Ridge planned in the September 2019 quarter, volumes will be significantly weighted to the subsequent Q3 of the financial year. At Queensland Coal, record annual production was achieved at BMC due to improved wash plant performance and increased yields at South Walker Creek and higher wash plant throughput at Poitrel following the purchase of the remaining 50 per cent of Red Mountain processing facility. Despite record stripping, BMA’s production decreased slightly due to unfavourable weather impacts and lower wash plant yields.

Energy coal – Energy coal production for the 2019 financial year decreased six per cent to 27 million tonne. Production is expected to decrease to between 24 and 26 million tonne in the 2020 financial year.

New South Wales Energy Coal production decreased by two per cent as record stripping performance was offset by higher strip ratios and lower wash plant yields as we progress through the monocline and optimise our mine plan to focus on higher quality products given widening quality differentials. In the 2020 financial year, the combination of the monocline and a changed product mix to focus on higher quality products is expected to result in a decrease in production to between 15 and 17 million tonne.

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Posted By : Sanju Moirangthem on Fri, 19 Jul 2019
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