National Pump and energy
HomeMinesQLDGregory
71 EAGLE STREET BRISBANE QLD , 4000
P: 07 3329 2600 F: 07 3229 2575
www.bhpbilliton.com/home/businesses/coal/pages/default.aspx

GREGORY

  • Information
  • Jobs
  • Owner
  • Map
  • Major Contractor
  • What is mined
About:

The Gregory- Crinum underground coal mine near Emerald in the Bowen Basin Region of Central Queensland, is owned by BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA), with BHP Billiton owning 50 percent of BMA. The mine, located 45 Kilometres north east of Emerald, was originally worked as an open pit coal mine and changed to an underground long wall operation in 1997. Coal is beneficiated at the on site processing plant that has a capacity of handling five million tonnes of metallurgical coal a year.

Coal From the Gregory Mine is Exported Overseas

The Gregory – Crinum Mine uses flotation, spirials and heavy medium cyclones to produce thermal, soft coking and hard coking coal for the export market. A stockpile of 100,000 tonnes is held at the mine site to await loading onto railway wagons that take it the 380 kilometres to the Gladstone port from where it is shipped to the company's overseas customers. The mine has an inferred and indicated resource of 154,200 million tonnes of thermal and coking coal and proven probable reserves of 39,500 million tonnes of coking coal as at the end of the financial year 2009/10.

Extreme Weather Effects Mine Viability

Extreme weather conditions have taken its toll on the future viability of the mine however, with the owners seriously considering its sale. Recent statements regarding the sale of the mine have workers worried, especially since the open cut operation was closed in October 2012 because of what the company called 'production cost blow outs.' Fifty five mine workers either took redundancy or were redeployed and 242 contractors lost their contracts when the Gregory open cut was closed.

Gregory Mine Could be Placed On Sale

It is believed that the Gregory – Crinum Mine would be an attractive proposition for a mining company seeking a smaller operation such as the Gregory mine offers. It has a five year life of mine at present production levels where four of six cuts have already been made to the long wall. There are also known reserves at N - block that could give it a further ten years. The long wall is now a reality with no further development required. However, no final decision is expected from BMA within the next six or nine months. Demand for coal remains strong particularly from the Chinese and Indian markets although it is not expected buyers would be willing to pay the price's of pre Global Financial Crisis (GFC) times.

A new Generation Underground Coal Mine

The Gregory – Crinum operation is considered to be one of Queensland's new generation underground projects having produced its first long wall coal in 1997. Access is gained via two declines as well as an 85 metre deep ventilation shaft that is six metres in diameter. Thiess contractors developed both the shaft and decline. Main in-seam infrastructure development is obtained with the use of three remote controlled continuous miners along with crawler mounted mobile bootends. These bootends advance the conveyor behind the continuous miner therefore allowing continuous development. The continuous miners are fitted with rib bolters and ARO roof that allows sametime support and gateroad drivage. Mining takes place between 80 and 220 metres below the surface with the long wall considered to be state-of-art as far as face supports and shearer activities are concerned.

BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA)

BHP Billiton Mitsubishi AllianceBMA as it is known is an alliance between BHP Billiton and Mitsubishi, BMA owns and operates seven coal mines in the Bowen BasinGoonyella Riverside Broadmeadow Peak Downs Saraji Norwich Park Gregory Crinum Blackwater The BHP Mitsubishi Alliance...........read more

ADDRESS

BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA)
71 Eagle Street
Brisbane, QLD 4000

OTHER INFO

Phone0733292600
fax0732292575

View BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) Page

We Currently have No Jobs Specified for

GREGORY

Visit Jobs Section

No Information listed at this time ......

Following are the resources mined at Gregory

Y Fronts teaser banner MiningLink prefered resume writers Civil Link Banner
Boilermakers
Boilermakers required for various roles for fixed plant and mobile equipment shutdowns

Riggers Dido


Operator Maintainer
Bis Industries requires an Operator Maintainer to join our operations at Karara, this is offered FIFO on 2:1 roster from Perth, come join the team!

Mc Truck Drivers Gunnedah
Bis Industries is seeking MC Drivers commencing at Gunnedah on a Monday to Friday roster and every other Saturday as required.

Mc Drivers Goldfields
Seeking expressions of interest from experienced MC Drivers, in consideration for multiple opportunities across our operations in the Goldfields.

Prelude Arrives In Australia
Shell Australia's Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility has arrived in Australian waters this week after its 5,800km journey from the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in Geoje, ....

Australia's Largest Testing Rig Unveiled In Rocky
Siemens has invested $5 million into the Rockhampton Service Centre, which unveiled this week, Australia’s largest and most advanced gearbox load test rig for mining, wind power and other core ....

Dinosaur Find At Qld Mine Site
Palaeontologists and volunteers will work over the next month excavating and studying 30,000-year-old dinosaur bones at the South Walker Creek mine in Central Queensland. The team of eight people, ....

Black Thoated Finch Puts New Coal Mine At Risk
The controversial black throated finch is back to cause problems for Adani with a fresh legal challenge over the planned Carmichael coalmine. New advice has found the federal environment ....

Monadelphous Awarded $55M In Contracts
Monadelphous Group Limited announced on Wednesday it has been awarded a number of new work packages with a combined value of approximately $55 million. The engineering company will carry out ....

iComplii