YarrabeeThe Yarrabee Open Cut Coal Mine is located approximately 40km northeast of Blackwater in Central Queensland’s Bowen Basin, approximately 150km west of Rockhampton and 280km northwest of the Port of Gladstone.
Yarrabee produces low volatile, high-energy, pulverised coal injection (LVPCI) coal which is exported to steelmakers in the Asian region. The mine is one of a small number of LVPCI mines producing high quality coals located in the Bowen Basin.
Product coal is road hauled about 37km to the Boonal load out facility on the Blackwater system and then railed to the RG Tanna and Barney Point Coal Terminals in Gladstone for export to customers.
Further growth is assured
Production at Yarrabee has grown from a modest 1.5 million tonnes (Mt) in 2005 to 3.2Mt in 2013.
ROM (run-of-mine) coal is mined from a number of pits, with some sold unwashed and the rest blended at the coal handling preparation plant (CHPP), which has a capacity of 350 tonnes per hour. More studies are underway to determine the potential for additional production increases. The large tenement position is not completely explored and has potential for the discovery of additional resources.
The Yarrabee Coal Mine is a wholly owned subsidiary of Yancoal Australia since Yancoal acquired Felix Resources Pty Ltd in December 2009.