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Ensham Resources is a joint venture company which produces approximately 7 million tonnes per annum of high energy low ash thermal coal from the Ensham mine. The company states that coal from the mines is "exported to leading energy producers in Japan, Korea, India and China and other countries."
In April 2010, the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics stated that the company was considering two expansion projects at the Ensham mine. These are the:
- The Ensham board and pillar underground mine project is an expansion of the Ensham mine proposed by Ensham Resources. The project is located 40 km north-east of Emerald. The proposed expansion, which is subject to government approval, would produce 1.5 to 2.5 million tonnes of thermal coal per annum. The proposed commissioning date is 201. The estimated construction cost is $166 million and would employ 160 people during construction and 232 when operating.
- Ensham Central Project is a proposed underground expansion of the Ensham mine and is proposed by Ensham Resources. The project is located 40 km north-east of Emerald. The notional commissioning date is 2017. The project is proposed to produce 8 million tonnes of thermal coal per annum and cost $1 billion to construct. The project is project to employ 50 people during the construction period and 143 when operating.
Ensham Resources Pty Limited
Brisbane QLD 4001
Ph +61 7 3221 1201
Fax +61 7 3221 1225
Email: enquiries AT ensham.com.au
Ensham Resources Media Contact
Marc Joshi - 0424 649 591