Wilpinjong Mine

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Wilpinjong Mine is a surface mine located in the Western Hunter River Valley of New South Wales, Australia, and owned by Peabody Energy. The mine accesses the Ulan Seam, which has yielded coal for 30 years. The mine is ramping up to produce 9 million tons (8.2 million tonnes) by 2011. Coal from Wilpinjong fuels local Bayswater and Liddell power stations as part of a nearly 20-year coal supply contract with Macquarie Generation, an Australian state-owned electricity generating corporation. The mine's coal is also exported through the Port of Newcastle to customers in Asia.[1]

The mine was commissioned in 2006. Coal is mined by a contractor from reserves that Peabody controls. During 2008, the Wilpinjong Mine sold 7.3 million tons of thermal coal.[2]

Mine Data

  • Owner: Peabody Energy
  • Parent company: Peabody Energy
  • Location: New South Wales, Australia
  • GPS coordinates:
  • Production: 7.3 million tons (2008)
  • Type of coal: Thermal
  • Mine type: Surface
  • Equipment: Truck and shovel
  • Number of employees:
  • Recoverable Reserves: 196 million tons

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References

  1. "New South Wales Operations" Peabody Energy Website, October 2009
  2. "Peabody Annual Report 10K through December 31, 2008" Edgar Online, Filed February 27, 2009