The first shipment of high-quality coal from Bravus Mining & Resources’ Carmichael mine has been assembled at the North Queensland Export Terminal (NQXT) in Bowen, ready for export as planned.
Bravus Mining & Resources CEO, David Boshoff, said the project had successfully delivered coal for the first coal shipment to NQXT during the testing and commissioning of Bowen Rail Company’s new trains.
The coal will now be loaded and dispatched as per NQXT’s normal operations and subject to the port’s shipping schedule.
“This is a big moment for everyone who has worked so diligently and passionately to build this mine and its world-class supporting civil and commercial infrastructure,” Boshoff said.
“From day one, the objectives of the Carmichael Project were to supply high-quality Queensland coal to nations determined to lift millions of their citizens out of energy poverty, and to create local jobs and economic prosperity in Queensland communities in the process.
“With the support of the people of regional Queensland we have delivered on that promise.”
Boshoff said the Carmichael Project had provided more than 2600 direct jobs and paid more than AUS$1 billion to regional Queensland contractors and businesses since construction began.
“High-quality Australian coal will have a role to play, alongside renewables, for decades to come as part of an energy mix that delivers reliable and affordable power with reduced emissions intensity,” he added.
“That’s why Carmichael makes sense, and why, as a group, Adani is also heavily investing in renewables.
“Carmichael shows the value to Queensland of meeting global demand with a product that not only has a lower emissions profile than coal supplied by international competitors, but one that is mined in a highly-regulated environment with the right checks and balances in place.”
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