SIMEC Mining’s Tahmoor Coking Coal Operation has posted record annual production and output on the back of significant capital investment by GFG Alliance, strong steel and mining markets, and continuous improvement initiatives.
Peter Vale, SIMEC Mining Head of Coal Mines, said the coking coal mine recorded 40-year highs in its yearly, monthly and daily output in FY21.
“The team has put in an incredible effort hitting records well above expectation,” said Peter.
Tahmoor’s yearly output of nearly 3 million tonnes was more than 200,000 tonnes better than the previous benchmark, while the coal handling and preparation plant also washed a record 2.8 million tonnes in the full year.
“Our strong performance has come on the back of significant capital investment by GFG Alliance including investment in some new state-of-the-art equipment, a sustained continuous improvement program and backed by a strong focus on maintaining high operational standards.
Earlier this year the Tahmoor operation received conditional approval from the Independent Planning Commission for the Tahmoor South Project, which provides consent for a 10-year extension to the life of the mine.
It is anticipated that the project will create more than 170 new jobs during the construction phase and boost the local economy over the life of the project.