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About: The Alpha West coal project located in the Galilee Basin in central Queensland is to be developed by GVK Hancock as part of its vast coal asset potential that includes other mines in the area such as Kevins Corner and Alpha.

Alpha West Project is Part of the Wider Kevins Corner and Alpha Mine Projects

The Alpha West underground coal mine, when operational, will use the same rail link to the coast as the company's other two mining developments. The three mines will also share site based infrastructure such as electric power lines, water supply airports and roads.

Alpha West Coal to Service the Economic Growth of India

GVK Hancock is a joint venture that includes Hancock Prospecting, one of Australia's largest resource companies that has a proud history of economic and resource development in regional areas of Australia and GVK, one of the largest business groups in India. The joint venture plans to develop the vast coal reserves of the Galilee Basin to provide energy in the Indian sub­continent as a mainstay to help underpin India's growing economic future.

Galilee Basin Could Provide 20,000 Jobs

The Galilee Basin in Central Queensland has the potential to become one of Queensland's largest economic growth areas that could see the provision of more than 20,000 jobs either indirect or directly involved with coal mining.

Alpha West Mine to Become a Longwall Mining Operation

The Alpha West coal mine, when operational, will bring online a world class low ash, high quality and low sulphur content thermal coal to compliment that being mined at the Alpha and Kevins Corner mines. The Alpha West mine is located to the west of GVK Hancock's Alpha underground mine. Alpha West exploration has revealed a Joint Ore Reserve Committee (JORC) compliant coal resource of 1.8 billion tonnes, both inferred and indicated. It is planned to mine the Alpha West coal deposit using underground longwall mining techniques accommodating two or three concurrent longwall operations.

Alpha West Coal Could Help Lower Greenhouse Emissions

Alpha West thermal coal, as with that from the Alpha and Kevins Corner projects, will introduce to the world a new low gas, low sulphur, low ash and high quality thermal coal that has the ability to lower greenhouse gas emissions from coal fired power stations.

Deal Close Between GVK Hancock and Aurizon

GVK Hancock is negotiating with Australia's largest private railway transportation company Aurizon to join the joint venture partners to develop the rail and port infrastructure required to service the Galilee Basin coal mines. In 2013 GVK Hancock and Aurizon signed a draft agreement for Aurizon to build a 300 kilometre railway to Abbot Point from the Galilee Basin. Aurizon was to provide the rail logistics, with GVK providing the finance. The arrangement would give Aurizon a 51 percent share in Hancock Coal Infrastructure, the company that owns GVK Hancock's port and railway projects.

GVK Hancock

GVK Hancock is a joint venture combining GVK, with one of Australia’s leading resource companies Hancock Prospecting. The joint venture is developing the vast potential of the Galilee Basin in Central Queensland that will deliver one of the most significant pieces of regional and more


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