Indonesia mining operations
PT Adani Global (100% subsidiary of AEL) has entered into agreements to exclusively mine coal in Bunyu island, Indonesia. In this area independent surveys indicate substantial potential coal reserves, amounting to approximately 140 MMT with an average GCV of 5,200 Kcal/kg. Company has started its mining operations in Indonesia from March 08 and produced 1.01 million tonnes of coal in FY 09. Australia Operation
Carmichael Coal Mine and Rail Project
Adani Mining Pty Ltd a subsidiary of Adani Enterprises Limited (AEL) has recently acquired a 100% interest in Galilee Coal Tenement (EPC 1690) which is now called as Carmichael Coal Project with 7.8 BnT resources. Adani Mining Pty Limited Propose to establish a 60 million tonne per annum (MTPA) coal mine in the Galilee Basin, Central Queensland with mine life of more than 100 years. This is the largest ever investment by any Indian Company in Australia. The Carmichael Coal Project is also the single largest tenement in Australia in terms of Coal resources. Tenement covers an area of 82 sub-blocks in Galilee Basin.
The Carmichael Coal Mine is located mostly on the Moray Downs cattle station, within the jurisdiction of Isaac Regional Council, with railway development located in Mackay and Whitsunday Regional Council areas. The mine is located approximately 160 Km to the north-west of Clermont, which in turn is located approximately 100 Km north of Emerald.
The Galilee Basin is the last undeveloped coal resource within Queensland and is expected to become the largest coal producing region in the State. When fully developed, the Carmichael Coal Mine will be the largest coal mine in Queensland.
The proposed mine involves the development of both a greenfield open-cut mine and an underground mine, supported by rail facilities leading to coal export terminals at either Abbot Point or Hay Point or both these ports. The mine has an expected life of more than 100 years. Export coal from the Project and will predominantly service the Indian domestic power market.
The initial output of 2 Mtpa in 2014 (year 1 of operation) will increase to deliver a maximum of 60 Mtpa from 2022.
The mine infrastructure, rail and port will require a total investment of approximately $6.8 billion for construction to the Port of Abbot Point and $6.0 billion for the construction to the Port of Hay Point .
Due to the remote location of the mine and the excessive road distance for regular commuting, Adani’s preference would be to establish a local township. However, the proponent would also construct an onsite airstrip to provide site access for some of its Fly-In-Fly-Out work force.
It is projected that a significant number of additional jobs will be created for local and state suppliers and contractors in combined with increased employment opportunities for local communities in the region.