The Byerwen coal mine in Queensland’s Bowen Basin was officially opened this month, with the $1.76 billion mine set to deliver up to 10 million tonnes of hard coking coal per annum.
Located 20 kilometres west of Glenden, Byerwen mine will employ 350 people during construction and 500 in full production. These new jobs bring employment to the local area, and the
new mine also supports the sub-contractors of the mining industry, such as White Industries, who can offer expertise and casting capacity to supply the mine with componentry.
The coking coal from the mine will be exported to Japan, Europe, India and the South-East Asian market for use in steel production — a boost for all of Queensland and revenue for all Australians!
The Byerwen mine is a joint venture between QCoal and JFE Steel; one of Queensland’s most significant customers of metallurgical coal.
Along with recent go-ahead on Adani’s Carmichael mine in the Galilee Basin, the Coal Industry and manufacturing in Queensland is certainly looking bright.