South Walker Creek mine

From Global Energy Monitor

The South Walker Creek mine is an open-cut coal mine owned and operated by BHP Mitsui Coal, an 80:20 joint venture between BHP Billiton and Mitsui. The mine was commissioned in 1996 and produces Pulverized Coal Injection (PCI) grade coal and coking coal. BHP Mitsui Coal also owns the Poitrel mine.[1]

South Walker Creek coal is "beneficiated at on-site processing facilities with a capacity to produce 3.5 mtpa [million tonnes per annum] of coal."[1]

From FY2013 to FY2014, nominated production rate increased from 5.6Mtpa in FY2013 to 7.9Mtpa in FY2014.[2]


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Project Details

  • Sponsor: BHP Billiton Mitsui Coal (BMC)[3]
  • Parent Company: BHP Billiton, Mitsui and Co.[3]
  • Location: located in the northern Bowen Basin, approximately 25 km west-south west of the township of Nebo in Queensland.[4]
  • GPS Coordinates: -21.753393, 148.443289 (exact)
  • Status: operating[3]
  • Production Capacity: 7.9 mtpa[2]
  • Total Resource: 703 million tonnes[5]
  • Mineable Reserves: 137 million tonnes[3]
  • Coal type: coking coal and PCI coal[3]
  • Mine Size:
  • Mine Type: open cut[3]
  • Start Year: 1996[5]
  • Source of Financing:

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 BHP Billiton, "Metallurgical Coal", BHP Billiton website, accessed August 2008.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Value through performance: Annual Report 2014," "BHP Billiton," 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 "South Walker Creek Mine," "Mining Data Solutions," accessed June 2020.
  4. "South Walker Creek Mulgrave Resource Access: Stage 2C (MRA2C): Preliminary Documentation," "BHP," January 30, 2019.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "BHP Annual Report 2019," "BHP," 2019.

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