SWC – Watermark Coal Mine Development – New South Wales - Project Profile
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Shenhua Watermark Coal Pty Ltd (SWC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Shenhua Corporation is planning to develop a mine in Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia.
The project involves the development of a coal mine with a production capacity of 10MTPA of thermal, semi-soft coking coal on 19,500ha of land. It includes the development and operation of surface open cut thermal, semi-soft coking coal mine and related infrastructure.
It includes the construction of a coal handling and preparation plant, administration buildings, a workshop, loading and unloading facilities, a rail line, an access road to connect Kamilaroi Highway, water management system and reticulation infrastructure, communications and electricity infrastructure and related facilities, and the installation of safety and security systems.
SRK Consulting (Australasia) Pty Ltd has been appointed as consulting engineer, GHD Pty, Ltd. as study consultant, and Economists at Large Pty Ltd as cost engineer.
In October 2008, SWC received exploration license.
In 2010, SWC commenced the feasibility study.
In July 2012, SWC completed the exploration drilling program.
A public exhibition on environmental impact assessment (EIA) report was held from February 28, 2013 to April 26, 2013.
In 2015, EIA was approved by the Department of Mining, Resources and Energy, New South Wales.
SWC submitted an application for an extension to its exploration license in February 2016.
On July 12, 2017, NSW Liberal government has taken back 51.4 percent of the exploration licence.
Planning activities are underway.
The Watermark Coal Mine project involves the development of a coal mine with a production capacity of 10 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) of thermal, semi-soft coking coal on 19,500ha of land in Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia.
The US$770 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of Coal Handling and Preparation Plant
2. Construction of administration buildings
3. Construction of a workshop
4. Construction of loading and unloading facilities
5. Construction of a rail line
6. Construction of an access road to connect Kamilaroi Highway
7. Construction of a water management system
8. Construction of reticulation infrastructure
9. Construction of communications and electricity infrastructure
10. Installation of safety and security systems
11. Construction of related facilities
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