The Byerwen Coal Project is a proposed coal mine located in Queensland’s Bowen Basin about 20 kilometres west of Glenden. It will produce up to 10 million tonnes of premium hard coking coal per year and employ a workforce of up to 1,000 people with an expected mine life of 50 years.
The mine, which is a joint venture between QCoal and JFE Steel, is set to generate extensive employment and economic opportunities for locals and the broader region and is helping to grow communities.
QCoal is committed to maximising local industry participation and we will give preference to suppliers of Australian-manufactured equipment that complies with the relevant standards and specifications.
The current planning phase involves the preparation of the environmental impact statement, ongoing site investigations and community consultation. The environmental impact statement is expected to be released for review in early 2013 and construction is scheduled to start in early 2014 following Queensland and Australian government approvals.
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