Anglo American’s Grosvenor project delivers first longwall metallurgical coal
Delivering seven months ahead of schedule and US$100 million below budget is no small feat. The Anglo American Grosvenor project has delivered its first longwall metallurgical coal—an exciting and celebratory milestone for all team members involved.
The Grosvenor underground longwall l coal mine is located in Queensland’s Bowen Basin and has an expected operating life of more than 30 years. The project is a major component of Anglo American’s coal business, and is expected to produce 3.2 million saleable tonnes in 2016 alone.
At full capacity, the operation will produce up to 7.5 million tonnes per year of run-of-mine coal which will result in about 5 million tonnes per year of exportable coking coal.
For eight years we have worked with Anglo American on the Grosvenor project, conducting concept, prefeasibility and feasibility studies for the new mine, which also included linking conveyors and upgrades to Anglo American’s Moranbah North operation located south of Grosvenor.
The Grosvenor project was approved for development at the end of 2011, with construction beginning in 2012. An integrated Anglo American–Hatch team was mobilized by 2013.
Congratulations to all team members involved—we are proud to support the Grosvenor project!