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Aurizon wins Wollongong Coal haulage contract

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Wollongong Coal has awarded a coal haulage contract to Aurizon Operations Ltd to haul 800 000 tpy of ROM coal from Wongawilli coal mine to Port Kembla Coal Terminal.

This will secure coal haulage services from the coal mine to port from August 2016 to August 2018.

Wollongong Coal CEO, Milind Oza, indicated that the company was please to contract Aurizon for the haulage. “It is another mile stone achieved following engagement of Delta SBD (ASX Code: DBS) to mine and operate Wongawilli [coal mine] for an initial period of two year to extract around 1.45 million t of ROM coal.”

Aurizon EVP Commercial & Strategy Mauro Neves said: “Aurizon is delighted to start operations for Wollongong Coal in the Southern Coalfields and to extend our footprint for coal haulage in NSW beyond the Hunter Valley and the Gunnedah Basin.”

“We’ve worked closely with Wollongong Coal to provide a flexible and innovative service offering, and in leveraging our capability as Australia’s largest coal haulage provider,” he concluded.

Edited from press release by Harleigh Hobbs

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