BMA Coal Mine
The open cut black coal mine in Central Queensland’s Bowen Basin is owned by BMA, a joint venture partnership between BHP Billiton and Mitsubishi Corporation.
The mine is located south east of the mining town of Moranbah.
BMA have recently awarded Perth based mining contractor, HSE Mining, a five year contract to undertake pre-stripping work at the mine.
Construction of the coal mine began in 1972, coal production began two years later, in 1974.
The mine produces a low-volatile metallurgical coal for the export market and at current production rates has sufficient reserves to keep the mine operating for at least another 25 years.