The Winchester South Project is located 30km south-east of Moranbah in Queensland’s Bowen Basin, a well-established coal basin. Purchased by Whitehaven in 2018, the currently undeveloped project will produce high quality metallurgical coal for export to the Asian market.
The Project will be subject to the Queensland Government’s comprehensive mine approvals process. If approved it will involve the construction of a new open-cut coal mine, a coal processing plant and a rail loop to connect with the existing Bowen Basin coal rail network. At full capacity the mine is targeting run-of-mine (ROM) production of approximately 15 million tonnes per annum of predominantly high quality metallurgical coal, providing a boost to local communities and returning millions in royalties to the Queensland economy each year.
Winchester South is our first investment in Queensland’s coal industry and will entail approximately $1 billion in capital expenditure inclusive of the mining fleet, to bring the project into production by FY24.
As an Australian company, Whitehaven has a proud history of prioritising jobs for local communities. It is expected the mine will deliver 500 jobs during construction and around 450 operational jobs.
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