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Project NEW : New Acland Stage 3

For more than a decade, the New Acland open cut coal mine has been a major employer and economic spur to the Darling Downs region. It provides direct jobs for more than 300 locals, 160 contractors, and contributes to 2300 more indirect jobs.

New Acland is a substantial and loyal supporter of local businesses and suppliers, injecting more than $110 million into the Darling Downs economy each year and over $300 million into the broader southeast Queensland economy each year. Continue reading

News – Another Coal Mine To Be Revived

integracoalminingGlencore acquired the underground mine, which was formerly known as Glennies Creek, last year from Vale. The Bloomfield Group separately acquired the open cut mine, wash plant and rail loop.

The Integra underground mine has been on care and maintenance since July 2014 and Glencore has continued to assess options for a restart against global coal market conditions, Glencore Australian coal operations head Ian Cribb said.

“The Integra mine has one longwall block already formed, providing an opportunity to begin mining with minimal delays or additional investment,” he said.

“Over the next two years, we also plan to complete and extract coal from a second longwall block that has already been partially developed at the mine.”

Glencore expects to produce 1.3 million tonnes of high fluidity saleable coking coal at Integra in 2017 to meet a specific need identified in the metallurgical coal market.

With a number of Glencore’s thermal coal mines having recently closed or reaching the end of their scheduled mine life, production at Integra is not expected to increase the company’s overall coal sales from Australia.

“Glencore will manage the mine and we are working towards an early 2017 restart,” Cribb said.

The news comes around three weeks after Glencore said it would restart its Collinsville mine in Queensland amid improvements in the coal market.

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