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COMMODORE
Company Profile

Mine: Commodore
Commodity: Coal
Ownership: InterGen Australia (53.69%) Marubeni Corporation (30%) GEC (6.31%) EIF Group (5.00%) Tohoku Electric Power Company (5.00%) Franco-Nevada Corporation (Royalty)


Operations

The Commodore is an open cut coal mine in southeast Queensland that provides coal to the neighbouring Millmerran power station.

The site provides coal to the Millmerran power station adjacent to the mine, which helps the station lower consumer electricity costs and creates minimal environmental impact on the surrounding land. Downer has been providing Commodore’s mining service since 2000, which includes: mine planning and design, overburden removal, drill and blast, coal mining and rehabilitation.

It was one of the first open cut coal mines in the world to completely switch its total fuel use to biodiesel, as well as pioneer a program to independently verify fugitive methane emissions.

Mine status

Downer EDI Limited recently announced it has been awarded the contract to continue the provision of mining services to the mine, starting in September 2014 for a five-year term.


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