NRW Holdings Ltd advises that its wholly owned subsidiary, Golding Contractors Pty Ltd has entered into a five year Mining Services Agreement with Jellinbah Mining Pty Ltd at the Jellinbah East coal mine in Central Queensland.
The scope includes mining pre-strip overburden, operating and maintaining an existing 600 t excavator and 220 t rear dump truck fleet. The agreement is valued at approximately A$230 million and will commence in January 2023.
Jellinbah’s operations are located on the Tropic of Capricorn, near Bluff and the product coal is hauled by rail to the Port of Gladstone, approximately 300 km from the mine.
The mine has been in operation since 1989. It is an open cut operation with overburden drilling and blasting, followed by conventional removal with truck and shovel and dozer push.
Jellinbah coal is a low volatile bituminous coal with high specific energy and low ash. With these properties it is ideally suited to pulverised coal injection and special coal boilers.
The Jellinbah mining complex has a current production capacity of approximately 5 Mt/y. Jellinbah Group has a 70% interest in the Jellinbah operation and Marubeni Coal and Sojitz Development each hold 15% interests.