Changing strata conditions have led to a review of the remaining sumping reserves.
Will allow the bulk of the drift to be ventilated so recovery works can prgoress.
Systems thinking and design can help miners get to the next level of productivity.
Second gold pour at Comet Vale has Orminex over the moon.
It expected no significant impact on production from longwall moves in the fourth quarter either.
New higher capacity longwall chock legs have started to arrive at Narrabri.
Continued production from high grade stopes helped boost output.
Low strip ratios at Thunderbox helped drive record production.
Yancoal is hoping to retain flat costs despite industry cost pressure.
Follows up wins in 2009, 2014 and 2015.
The business is evolving into a larger, more efficient and better-integrated enterprise.
Longwall moves are scheduled during the December 2019 and March 2020 quarters.
The smaller increase in saleable production was due to a 2% lower yield on open cut coal.
The cost of sale of $88.5/t was 4% lower quarter-on-quarter.
Operating margins are robust as prices received for contracted tonnes outperformed spot prices.
Product coal was 484,000t for FY19, with the CHPP delivering a total yield of 90%.
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