|Owner/Operator(s):||BHP Billiton PLC Mitsubishi Corp. BHP Billiton Ltd.|
|Categories:||Coal Mine Projects|
|Type:||Open Pit Mine|
|Updated:||05 Apr 2011|
BHP Billiton today celebrated the opening of the new Daunia mine, the Company’s ninth operating metallurgical coal mine in central Queensland.
Leighton Contractors has been awarded a $148 million contract by BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) and Bechtel to deliver the Broadmeadow Sustaining Operations Project at the Broadmeadow mine in Queensland.
BHP Billiton Ltd. has given the go-ahead to invest almost US$13 billion expanding its output of coal and iron ore, key materials feeding the expansion of Asia's booming economies.
BHP Billiton PLC, a diversified natural resources company announced Thursday it has approved a $5 billion three key metallurgical coal projects located in the Bowen Basin in Central Queensland, Australia.
Coalfields in northeastern Australia appear to have escaped the worst of Tropical Cyclone Yasi, which crossed the Queensland coast overnight packing wind gusts of up to 290 kilometers an hour, Commonwealth Bank of Australia said in a morning note Thursday.