Dysart East coal project

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The Dysart East coal project is a proposed underground hard coking coal mine. The proposed site lies seven kilometres to the East of the township of Dysart in the Bowen Basin, Central Queensland, Australia.[1]

At the end of 2020, as the project continued to advanced, operators began to bid on contracts.[2]


The undated image below shows the exact location of the proposed mine, 7km East of Dysart, Queensland.[1]

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Coal Mine Background

In April 2018 planning permission was secured for the Dysart East coal project.[3]

Bengal Coal says that "The mine’s products are in high demand from the key steel producing markets of China, Japan, India and South Korea. The asset is in close proximity to Norwich Park and Saraji mines, has existing power infrastructure and a rail line on site, and is adjacent to unmined coal resources."[4]

The mine has been approved with an end date of 2039.[3]

Bengal Coal is a private Australian company incorporated in 2009 with the purpose of developing the Dysart East Coal Project from an Exploration Permit for Coal to an operating mine. The company’s major shareholder is Indian coke producer Bengal Energy who produce coke for the Indian steel market from their facility in Kharagpur, West Bengal. Bengal Energy is the largest merchant LAM coke producer in eastern India.[5]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Bengal Coal
  • Parent Company: Major share holder Bengal Energy[5]
  • Location: Dysart in the Bowen Basin, Central Queensland[1]
  • GPS Coordinates: -22.550335, 148.414404 (exact)[1]
  • Status: Proposed[1]
  • Production Capacity: 1.9 mtpa[1]
  • Total Resource: 176.2 million tonnes[1]
  • Mineable Reserves: 32.32 million tonnes[1]
  • Coal type: Hard coking coal[1]
  • Mine Size: 764 hectares[1]
  • Mine Type: Underground bord and pillar methods[1]
  • Start Year:
  • Source of Financing:

Articles and resources


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 Bengal Coal, "Project", Bengal Coal website, accessed 6 January 2020.
  2. Mastermyne in box seat for Dysart East underground project, Mining Monthly, 16 November 2020
  3. 3.0 3.1 Australian Mining, "Dysart East coal project to create hundreds of jobs", Australian Mining website, 16 April 2018.
  4. Bengal Coal, "Bengal Coal Pty Ltd", Bengal Coal website, accessed 6 January 2020.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Bengal Coal, "Company", Bengal Coal website, accessed 6 January 2020.

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