Centennial Coal is to restructure its Myuna coal mine with the loss of up to 30 jobs and the transfer of a further 21, the coal miner said in a press statement.
The restructure comes in response to challenging geological conditions at the mine, combined with the ongoing downturn in the mining sector, the company said.
The mine is located at Wangi Wangi in Western Lake Macquerie, New South Wales, Australia. It has been extracting coal from three different seams since 1977, sending it to Eraring power plant via a dedicated overland conveyor. It currently employs 255 people.
“This has been a difficult decision and Centennial is committed to diligently working through a process that will sensitively support those impacted,” said the company.
Centennial is a coal mining and marketing company that is a wholly-owned subsidiary for Thai-based Banpu. It supplies thermal coal to the domestic and export markets – including fuelling more than 45% of New South Wales’ coal-fired electricity generating capacity.
Edited by Jonathan Rowland.
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