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Ellensfield Information

  • Social 2015-06-08
    The mine is expected to generate a significant flow-on effect to the regional, state and national economy during both construction and the onset of production. Vale said the project would benefit the local and regional areas through increased employment and the ongoing requirement for local services and support.
  • Environmental 2015-06-08
    On 7 August 2007 the proponent applied to prepare a Voluntary Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) under Chapter 3 of the Environmental Protection Act 1994 (EP Act). On 13 August 2007, the then Environmental Protection Agency approved that application.The EIS assessment report was issued to Ellensfield Coal Management Pty Ltd on 4 December 2012, completing the EIS process under Chapter 3, Part 1 of the EP Act.
  • Processing 2015-06-08
    The coal washing plant will comprise two modules, each of about 400 to 600 tonnes per hour capacity, encompassing crushing and screening facilities, dense medium cyclones, spirals or teeter bed separators, flotation cells and dewatering facilities. ECM's most likely option for power supply will be connection to the existing Ergon Energy infrastructure that traverses the lease.
  • Equipment and Infrastructure 2015-06-08
    There will also be a coal washing plant on ML East with the capacity to process up to 5.5mtpa of feed coal. ECM's plans also involve the creation of a rail loading facility, haul roads, a new rail loop, a rejects storage facility, administration and operations buildings, and a site-based power generation system.
  • General 2015-05-10
    The project is located in the Bowen Basin (within the Isaac Regional Council area) approximately 35 kilometres (km) north-east of Moranbah and approximately 175 km west of Mackay. It lies on the northern side of the Peak Downs Highway, approximately midway between Coppabella and Moranbah. The Ellensfield Project, north-west of the Carborough Downs Mineand north-east of Moranbah, aims to prove up a measured resource and, subject to price and demand outlook, develop an underground longwall mine. Development is expected to commence 2011/2012, with first longwall coal soon after.

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