Kogan Creek Coal Mine contract
Kogan Creek Power Station, near Dalby in Queensland, was officially opened in 2007 and contains the largest single generating unit in Australia. Since 2006, Golding has operated the neighbouring Kogan Creek Coal Mine which supplies coal to the power station via a four kilometre overland conveyor belt on behalf of CS Energy.
As a Greenfields site, Golding constructed the mine site prior to commencing mining operations in 2006. Golding has completed extensive exploration drilling and geological model updates. The project focus is now on coal quality and recovery. Golding has refined its methodology at Kogan Creek over the life of the contract to supply a consistent coal ash product to the power station supporting effective and continuous operations, including through the devastating2011 floods that prevented road access to the site.
Golding performs the full range of mining activities including SSE responsibility, mine design and planning, drilling and blasting, overburden removal, coal mining and ROM coal quality management. The predominately local workforce operate a truck and excavator and bulk dozerpush fleet to remove the overburden, and a truck and loader / excavator fleet to mine the multiple coal seams and parting. Coal is selectively mined from thin seams and hauled to the ROM, before being conveyed directly to the power station.
CS Energy and Golding have enjoyed a highly productive relationship with Golding responsive to changes both in market conditions and operating conditions and maintaining a continuous and consistent supply of specified quality coal to the power station since commencement of operations.