Carmichael coal ready to set sail

Bravus Mining & Resources has successfully delivered its first shipment of high-quality coal from its Carmichael mine to the North Queensland Export Terminal (NQXT) in Bowen.

The coal was delivered during the testing and commissioning of Bowen Rail Company’s new trains and is ready for export.

The coal will be loaded and dispatched as per NQXT’s normal operations and subject to the port’s shipping schedule.

“This is a big moment for everyone who has worked so diligently and passionately to build this mine and its world-class supporting civil and commercial infrastructure,” Bravus chief executive officer David Boshoff said.

“From day one, the objectives of the Carmichael project were to supply high-quality Queensland coal to nations determined to lift millions of their citizens out of energy poverty and to create local jobs and economic prosperity in Queensland communities in the process.

“With the support of the people of regional Queensland, we have delivered on that promise.”

Boshoff said the Carmichael project had provided more than 2600 direct jobs and paid more than $1 billion to regional Queensland contractors and businesses since construction began.

“High-quality Australian coal will have a role to play, alongside renewables, for decades to come as part of an energy mix that delivers reliable and affordable power with reduced emissions intensity,” he said.

The Carmichael project struck first coal in June last year, following a decade-long effort to get mining operations up and running at the site.

“High-quality Australian coal will have a role to play, alongside renewables, for decades to come as part of an energy mix that delivers reliable and affordable power with reduced emissions intensity,” Boshoff said.

Bravus is expected to produce 10 million tonnes of thermal coal per annum at the Carmichael mine.

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