Dendrobium longwall move contributes to 15% coal production plunge

SOUTH32’S Illawarra Metallurgical Coal division completed an extended longwall move at its Dendrobium mine in New South Wales during the December quarter, resulting in lower production for the December 2021 half year.

Dendrobium longwall move contributes to 15% coal production plunge Dendrobium longwall move contributes to 15% coal production plunge Dendrobium longwall move contributes to 15% coal production plunge Dendrobium longwall move contributes to 15% coal production plunge Dendrobium longwall move contributes to 15% coal production plunge

Illawarra Metallurgical Coal operating unit costs for the December 2021 half year were approximately 20% above its FY22 guidance.

Metallurgical coal production for the six months to December came to 3.2 million tonnes, which was 15% lower than the previous corresponding period.