The SGCP is proposed to be developed as an open cut and underground mining operation, with an estimated mine life of 33 years.
The SGCP joint venture expects that around 1600 people will be required during the two year construction phase of the SGCP, with an operational workforce of 1290 once the mine is in production.
The SGCP EIS will be available for public comment until 5pm Monday 3 December, 2012.
Dr Shaw added "Bandanna looks forward to continuing the strong relationship with AMCI in the development of the SGCP.
JORC Code compliant coal resource of 1,179 Mt has been established for the SGCP including only coal from the higher quality D seam;
Development of the SGCP would be undertaken in 3 stages commencing in 2015 (approximately 5 Mtpa product in each stage);
There is a reduced capacity (4 ports instead of 16) version available now on the Internet outside of the NetSpeak firewall for SGCP
interoperability testing without charge.
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