The Federal Court refused the W&J injunction application.
Overall coal production of 121Mt was 3% down on 2016.
The company has reached an agreement to sell Curragh to the Coronado Coal Group for $700 million.
The company has issued surety bonds in Australia.
The reduction in contractor requirements follows the removal of the crib relief roster.
It has already undertaken initial marketing analysis for a potential open cut operation.
The Narrabri underground mine set the company on a growth path.
Total coal production at Illawarra Metallurgical Coal for FY2017 came in at 7 million tonnes.
Other shortlisted companies are believed to be Whitehaven, Apollo, and Yancoal Australia.
Priority target seams at the project are the Elphinstone and Hynds seams from the Rangal Coal Measures.
The issue of costs is to be referred to a judge to be determined in chambers on a date to be fixed.
The bidder intends to make the offer in order to give shareholders an alternative, guaranteed liquidity
Cameron was Centennial managing director and CEO until stepping down in 2011.
The observed quality supports key characteristics of a low volatile pulverised coal injection type of
Hard coking coal production in 2017 was 5% lower than 2016 at 7.7 million tonnes due to the impact of
The soaring coal prices also lifted Mitsubishi's recurring profit.