Coal Mining in Mandalong

Centennial Mandalong

Mandalong Mine is owned and operated by Centennial Mandalong Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of Centennial Coal. Centennial Coal purchased Powercoal in 2002. Powercoal had been owned by Pacific Power, itself a wholly owned New South Wales Government entity.

In 2010 Centennial Coal was purchased by the Thai based, Pan-Asian coal-focused energy group Banpu Public Company Limited.

Mandalong Mine

Following a Commission of Enquiry, Powercoal was granted consent to develop the Mandalong Mine to extract thermal coal from the West Wallarah Seam using underground longwall mining techniques as an extension of the Cooranbong Colliery in 1998. Operations commenced in 2005.
Centennial Mandalong is mining coal for both the export and domestic markets. Original production capacity was four million tonnes per annum, and the mine was initially expected to supply up to 3.3Mtpa to the Vales Point and Eraring power stations, enough to generate about 10 per cent of the State’s total electricity needs,.

The Mine currently produces around 5 million tonnes per annum with approval to extract up to six million tonnes per annum.

Mandalong Southern Extension Project

Centennial Coal began an exploration-drilling program in the Mandalong Southern Extension Area in January 2010 in order to determine the potential for further underground mining as a continuation of the Mandalong Mine.

The Southern Extension joins the Mandalong Mine workings to its south. This extension will not increase annual production but it will extend the life of the mine to 2035.
For more information go to Centennial Coal Mandalong