The Carmichael Coal Mine and Rail project is expected to operate for 60 years and will produce up to 60Mtpa (million tonnes per annum) of coal at its peak.
Adani is proposing to developing mine, rail and port project in Australia. This is part of the Adani Groups Pit to Plug business model, that is, Adanis key objective is to extract coal from its Mine, process it to an appropriate grade and export it to the overseas power plants Customers including the Adanis power station projects.
The Carmichael coal mine comprises a Greenfield coal mine consisting of both open cut and underground mining, on-mine infrastructure and associated mine processing facilities (the Mine) and the Mine (offsite) infrastructure including but not limited to:
Carmichael Mine project comprises:
Three longwall underground systems requiring sets of equipment consisting of hydraulic shields to provide roof support during extraction, shearers to cut the coal from the seam and conveyors to transfer the coal to the surface
Six open cut pits truck-and-shovel equipment will be used for the pre-strip of overburden and for coal excavation, other methods such as bucket wheels, continuous haulage systems may be used for the removal of overburden after further investigation and design has been concluded
Mine infrastructure and processing facilities
Workers accommodation village and associated facilities
Permanent airport site.
Up to five offsite Quarries
North Galilee Basin Rail (NGBR) project comprises:
A standard gauge, Greenfield rail line approximately 380 km in length
Operational capacity up to 100 Mtpa
At-grade and grade-separated road, rail, stock and occupational crossings
Bridge and culvert structures at major waterways and drainage lines, and various other longitudinal and cross drainage structures
Associated infrastructure, including, passing loops, maintenance road and facilities, water supply, rail bridges, rolling stock, road and waterway crossings, workforce accommodation, fencing, maintenance yards, lay down areas, quarries, etc
Trains will operate up to 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, 365 days/year and will comprise three diesel or electric locomotives and 220 wagons per train
Train lengths will be approximately 4,000 metres, with each train carrying approximately 23,500 tonnes.
Abbot Point T0 project:
The proposed Abbot Point T0 Coal export terminal will comprise:
A rail connection from the Mine track (i.e. NGBR) including turnout loops and loading facilities
Yard machines (i.e. stackers, reclaimers, stacker / reclaimers)
Conveyor systems to transport coal from the NGBR to the stockyard and then to the shiploader
Out loading and off shore berths
The Carmichael Coal Mine and Rail project will offer a number of benefits to Queensland and the Galilee Basin including:
Providing more than 10,000 direct and indirect jobs
Generating economic growth
Upgrading local roads
Community investment in rural Queensland
Contributing to Queensland's rail network.
Adani is committed to ensuring local communities share in their business success and will achieve this by working in partnership with local communities to achieve mutual long term benefits.
Carmichael Coal Mine Project
Approval received from the Queensland Coordinator General on the 7th May 2014
Approval received from the Commonwealth Environment Minister on the 28th July 2014
Mining Lease Approval anticipated in Q3 2015
North Galilee Basin Rail Project
Approval received from the Queensland Coordinator General on the 12th August 2014
Approval anticipated from the Commonwealth Environment Minister by the 30th September 2014
Approvals under the Galilee Basin State Development Area anticipated for Q1 2015
Abbot Point T0 project:
Approval received from the Commonwealth Environment Minister on the 10th December 2013
Queensland approvals anticipated for Q1/Q2 2015.
First Coal is expected by August 2017
Founded in India in 1988, the Adani Group has significant international business interests in the resources, logistics and energy sectors. Employing more than 10,000 people across the globe, Adani has, in recent years, emerged as a major player in the coal mining industry.
Adani Groups Australian subsidiaries including, Adani Mining Pty Ltd, will own and manage the Carmichael Coal Mine and Rail project.
Adani is committed to making positive contributions to the communities we operate in by mitigating socio-economic risks and supporting social investment that encourages community self-reliance and sustainability.