The Moolarben complex continues to deliver.
The Yancoal and Peabody Energy JV also overcame geological issues during the quarter.
Yarrabee produced 1 million tonnes of run-of-mine coal in the September quarter.
Yancoal increased run-of-mine coal production in the September quarter to 17.9Mt, up 15%.
Yancoal has the required approval to increase annual production from 21 million tonnes to 24Mt.
The attributable share increased 7% to 19Mt due partly to the increased stake in Moolarben.
The continuous miner lost traction causing it to slide backwards.
Yancoal's metallurgical coal sales were made on a benchmark or spot price basis.
Moolarben is Yancoal's highest output and lowest cost asset.
Its key projects include the conceptual underground mine at Mount Thorley Warkworth complex.
The company expected that the COVID-19 pandemic to continue to have an impact.
Yancoal is targeting an incremental increase to production and continues to focus on lowering costs....