the South Galilee Coal Project
Alpha Coal Management Pty Ltd, on behalf of AMCI (Alpha) Pty Ltd (AMCI) and Alpha Coal Pty Ltd (Bandanna) are pursuing the establishment of a thermal
coal mine on their tenements in the southern part of the Galilee Basin. The coal will be exported.
The development of SGCP consists of an initial 3 Mtpa truck and shovel open cut development with coal exported through the Port of Gladstone.
- Initial 3 Mtpa development will utilise existing Alpha-Emerald-Blackwater rail system through the Port of Gladstone.
- Minimal rail line upgrades required as development will utilise new age rolling stock which reduces axle loads.
SGCP then has the ability to expand to 〜15 Mtpa in the longer term once market demand and greenfield rail infrastructure has been developed.
- 〜15 Mtpa expansion case is a large scale 〜5 Mtpa open cut operation utilising draglines and concurrent 〜10 Mtpa underground dual longwall operation.
- The expansion relies on third party access to a new railway to Abbot Point, port capacity at Abbot Point and the provision of an external power and water supply in
conjunction with the other southern Galilee Basin mining proponents.
The SGCP is located south-west of the township of Alpha, approximately 180 kilometres west of Emerald.
The SGCP thermal coal is at depths suitable for both open cut and underground mining. The proposed mine life is 33 years.