The Yarrabee open cut coal mine is located approximately 40 km north east of Blackwater in Central Queensland’s Bowen Basin.
Yarrabee produces ultra-low volatile, semi-anthracite PCI coal, exporting to steelmakers in the Asian region via the Port of Gladstone.
In 2016 Yarrabee maintained consistently strong production rates throughout the reporting period, overcoming detrimental wet weather impacts and flooding conditions in the first half of the year, to deliver total ROM of 3.6Mt (2015 3.4Mt) and total saleable coal production of 3.1Mt (2015 2.8Mt).
Yarrabee’s increased production output in the second half of the year benefitted from positive changes to existing shift arrangements, supported by established fleet and Coal Handling and Processing Plant efficiencies introduced in the year prior.
The Yarrabee Coal Mine is a wholly owned subsidiary of Yancoal Australia, acquired as part of Felix Resources Pty Ltd in December 2009.
Production at Yarrabee has grown from a modest 1.5 million tonnes in 2005.