Anglo American completes sale of Callide coal mine

In Infrastructure & Operations, Latest News

Anglo American has announced the completion of the sale of the Callide thermal coal mine to Batchfire Resources.

“This a red-letter day for Batchfire, Queensland and especially the people of the Banana Shire and central Queensland,” Batchfire CEO Peter Westerhuis said.

“Callide Mine has been a major economic and employment driver for Biloela and central Queensland for more than 70 years, supplemented by the commissioning of the nearby Callide Power Station in 1965.

“The Callide B and C power stations will be leading customers for the mine’s output under long-term supply contracts, essential for major power generation facilities with a combined capacity of 1,510 megawatts.

“We have established a constructive working relationship with CS Energy, which owns Callide B and 50 percent of Callide C in a joint venture.”

 

Batchfire’s acquisition is on a “walk-out, walk-in” basis meaning that Callide Mine will continue to operate uninterrupted.

Mr Westerhuis and members of his senior management team met with Callide employees today.

“Our first priority is to engage with the Callide workforce, contractors, suppliers and the broader community to ensure the smoothest possible transition after six years of uncertainty over the mine’s future direction, which I can assure them is positive,” Mr Westerhuis said.

 

You may also read!

road safety

Road safety warning – miners using mobiles

A leading road safety advocate has warned miners that using a phone while driving is the same as driving

Read More...

Resources sector can deliver even more jobs for Queensland

The Queensland Resources Council has welcomed news an additional 4400 jobs were created in July with the sector continuing

Read More...
mining safety conference

Mining safety conference for Queensland

THE 2018 Queensland Mining Industry & Health and Safety Conference (August 19 -22) returns for its 30th year, with a long-standing

Read More...

Leave a reply:

Your email address will not be published.

Mobile Sliding Menu