BHP has signed a firm renewable power purchasing agreement to meet half of its electricity needs across its Queensland coal mines from low emissions sources, including solar and wind.
The report showed the company’s payments, including royalties, from its coal operations to the Queensland government had increased by more than AUS$100 million last financial year.
BHP and Mitsubishi Development Pty Ltd are reviewing opportunities to undertake research, pilot new ideas, and develop and deploy new emissions reduction technologies.
BHP releases its operational review for the nine months ended 31 March 2019, with a key highlight being relatively flat coal production for the nine months.
These 800 t excavators are the first of their class owned by BHP onsite, adding to the existing Liebherr fleet of two R 996B.
BHP and Mitsubishi Development Pty Ltd have confirmed completion of the sale of the Gregory Crinum Mine in central Queensland to Sojitz Corporation for AUS$100 million.
BHP Billiton’s recent Operational Review for the 2018 financial year, the company has achieved a 7% increase in metallurgical coal production to reach a new record figure.
BHP reports metallurgical and thermal coal production results for the September quarter 2017, and its guidance for the fiscal year remains unchanged.