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Eagle Downs Information

  • Equipment and Infrastructure 2015-08-26
    The box-cut excavation at the mine was completed in May 2013, while the construction of the mine portal area was completed in August 2013. The scope of construction includes a 6km-long sealed all-weather access road, construction of mine offices, drifts, underground conveyors, the coal handling and preparation plant, a gas drainage system, raw water supply facilities, ventilation shafts, a rail loop and loading facilities. Power supply for the project site is provided by a high-voltage transmission network via the 132kV Powerlink substation commissioned in February 2013. Water required by the mine will be sourced from the regional water pipeline infrastructure.
  • Geology 2015-08-26
    he Eagle Downs coal mine is located approximately 20km south-east of Moranbah in Queensland, adjacent to the BHPB Mitsubishi Alliance's Peak Downs Mine, one of the biggest coal mines in the world. The deposit, comprised of fluvial and marine sediments, forms part of the Sydney-Gunnedah-Bowen basin system. The coal reserves at the deposit are assessed as low volatile and standard-grade hard coking coal.
  • Processing 2015-08-26
    Ore from the conveyor drift portal will be transported by an overland conveyor to an on-site 1,100tph capacity coal handling and preparation plant (CHPP), where it will be crushed, sized and washed. The washing process at the plant will involve screens, dense medium cyclones, spirals and flotation in order to produce hard coking coal product. The coarse rejects and dewatered fine rejects will be hauled by truck to a dry rejects emplacement area. The processed coal will be transported to the Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal (WICET) by rail for export. Aquila has been allocated 1.6Mtpa of port capacity at the WICET for the Eagle Downs project.
  • Mining 2015-08-26
    The underground longwall mining method will be employed at Eagle Downs to extract coal from three seams, namely Harrow Creek Upper, Harrow Creek Lower and Dysart.The mine will initially use two drifts extending to the Harrow Creek Upper coal seam, 270m vertically below surface. One drift will be used for the transportation of men and for material, while the other will be used for the mine drift conveyor.
  • General 2015-05-10
    The Eagle Downs underground coal mine, that is being developed 20 kilometres from Moranbah in the coal rich Bowen Basin of Queensland, is being designed to produce eight million tonnes of hard coking coal annually. The Eagle Downs Coal Handling and Preparation Plant (CHPP) will be designed to handle up to 1,200 tonnes an hour of run-of-mine (ROM) coal. The project, once developed will have a life of mine of more than 45 years.

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