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Warrior Met Coal to Build Barge Facility in Walker County

Coal News - Published on Thu, 21 May 2020

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Brookwood-based Warrior Met Coal Inc plans to invest USD 50 million to construct a barge load-out facility in Walker County on the Black Warrior River to support its expanding metallurgical coal mining operation near Tuscaloosa. The river connects to the Port of Mobile via the US Army Corps of Engineers-maintained Warrior-Tombigbee Waterway. The USD 50 million barge loading facility will create about a dozen permanent jobs. The barge load-out facility in the southern portion of Walker County will become integral to transporting the company’s coal production

Warrior Met Coal is Alabama’s largest producer of metallurgical coal with mines located southwest of Birmingham in Tuscaloosa County. The company announced plans in February plans to develop a new longwall mine near its existing mines. Construction began in March. The new mine, projected to come online in the last quarter of 2025, will produce up to 4.3 million short tons per year over its first decade of use, increasing Warrior Met Coal’s annual production by 54 percent. The mine, located in the company’s Blue Creek reserves, will have a lifespan of about 50 years. Total investment in the new mine is forecast to be between USD 550 million and USD 600 million.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Thu, 21 May 2020
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