Meandu coal mine

From Global Energy Monitor

The Meandu coal mine is surface mine, operated by contractor Downer Mining, for Stanwell Corporation Limited (Stanwell), a state-owned electricity generator, producing 7.6 million tonnes per annum, for the Tarong Power Station and the Tarong North Power Station, near Kingaroy, Queensland, Australia.[1]


The satellite photo below shows the exact location of the mine in Queensland, Australia

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The mine is operated by Stanwell Corporation Limited, and previously under contract for Tarong Energy by Thiess[2] who initially considered purchase of the mine from Rio Tinto Coal Australia (RTCA) in February 2008.[3] Stanwell took over operations in 2011.[1]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Stanwell Corporation Limited
  • Parent Company:
  • Location: Tarong Basin, Kingaroy, Queensland, Australia
  • GPS Coordinates: -26.813543, 151.911523 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Production Capacity: 7.6 mtpa[1]
  • Total Resource: 334 million tonnes (as of 2006)[4]
  • Mineable Reserves: 36 million tonnes (as of 2006)[4]
  • Coal type:
  • Mine Type: surface[1]
  • Mining Method:open cut[1]
  • Start Year: 1983[1]
  • Source of Financing:

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Stanwell, Meandu, company website, accessed June 16, 2020
  2. "What we do: Meandu Mine", Tarong Energy website, accessed May 2011.
  3. Tarong Energy, "Kunioon Coal Resource", Tarong Energy website, accessed May 2011.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "OZMIN black coal deposits and resources 2012 CLM," "Australian Government:," June 7, 2017.

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