North Goonyella putting air behind ventilation plan

Peabody Energy Australia, on the mark for a targeted 2020 reopening of the North Goonyella longwall coal mine, has opted to proceed with its comprehensive plan for re-ventilation and re-entry following consultations with Queensland's mine inspectorate
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North Goonyella, near Mackay, Queensland, Australia, exports from the Dalrymple Bay terminal

The coal miner first announced in February of this year that the operation outside of Mackay would be coming back to life and returning to normal operations after being idled since a 2018 fire.

Peabody president and CEO Glenn Kellow said on May 24th that the decision to put the re-ventilation plan into motion is an "important first step" for Peabody as it takes on the next phase of activities toward a return.

North Goonyella, which produces a mid-vol metallurgical coal product, exports from the Dalrymple Bay terminal. It is pushing for continuous miner production this year with the longwall ramping up next year. It is planning a capital spend for new longwall equipment.

MM has reached out to Peabody officials for more information on the ventilation infrastructure as well as a timeline for its installation.

 

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