Wet weather and plant shutdowns take toll on BHP ouput

STRONG underlying operational performance at BHP’s Queensland Coal division was offset by planned major wash plant shutdowns in the first half of the year and significant wet weather impacts in the March quarter.

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Mining operations at Blackwater are expected to be stabilised in the June 2020 quarter.

Blackwater, BHP's largest coal mine in Queensland, was the most severely impacted, with five site evacuations following the flooding of pits and haul roads during January and February.