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Blackwater Information

  • General 2015-05-10
    Blackwater is one of BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance's (BMA) largest open-cut mines, producing almost 14 million tonnes of coking and thermal coal a year. To replace three existing coal handling and preparation plants (CHPP) with one new facility, BMA engaged Aurecon Hatch's engineering, commissioning and project management services. BMA's Blackwater mine, located 24 km south of the town of Blackwater and 315 km west of the port of Gladstone on Australia's east coast, began production in 1967. Run of mine (ROM) coal is processed through the CHPP's crushing facilities, an 1800 t/h coal preparation plant comprising dense medium cyclone circuits, spirals and Microcel flotation columns to mechanized product coal stockpiles.

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