Wambo Mine

From Global Energy Monitor

The Wambo Mining Complex is a surface and underground mine, operated by Peabody Energy, producing 5.08 million tonnes per annum (5.6 short tons), near Warkworth in the Hunter Valley of New South Wales, Australia.

Location

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Background

The Complex includes one of Peabody Energy's most productive surface mining operations and its newly commissioned North Wambo underground longwall mine. The Wambo surface mine uses truck-and-shovel methods. The North Wambo underground operation is ramping up to produce an additional 3 million tons of thermal and coking coal. Operating at capacity, the complex can produce up to 7 million tons (6.4 million tonnes) of thermal and low-ash, semi-soft coking coal. Coal from the Complex is exported to Japanese utilities and international coal traders. [1]

Peabody has a 100% interest in both mines but retains only 75% profits as part of a profit sharing interest with the non-voting minority owner.[2]

Mine Details

  • Owner: Peabody Energy
  • Parent company: Peabody Energy
  • Location: Warkworth, New South Wales, Australia
  • Coordinates:-32.575524, 151.006688
  • Production: 5.6 million tonnes (5.6 short tons) (2019)
  • Type of coal: Thermal
  • Mine type: Underground,Surface
  • Equipment: Longwall, Truck and shovel
  • Number of employees: 280
  • Recoverable Reserves: 132.449 million tons
  • Start year: 1969

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References

  1. "New South Wales Operations" Peabody Energy Website, October 2009
  2. "Peabody Annual Report 10K through December 31, 2008" Edgar Online, Filed February 27, 2009