Coal projects in Australia


Coal projects in Australia

​​Investment in the coal business is an important part of Vale’s broader growth strategy and the Australian coal business has an important role to play in delivering the goals of the global business. We have a strong pipeline of greenfield exploration projects in the Bowen and Galilee Basins, and a number of pipeline projects on the cards in Queensland.

Key projects for Vale Coal Australia include:

Belvedere Coal Project

Located near Moura and approximately 175 kilometres from the Port of Gladstone, Vale owns 100% of the Belvedere Coal Project. The project – planned to be developed as an underground longwall operation – has immense potential, offering a large, good quality, metallurgical coal resource.

Eagle Downs Coki​ng Coal Project

The Eagle Downs Coking Coal Project – for which Vale has a 50% stake – is an approved underground longwall coal mine project, currently under construction, located approximately 20 kilometres southeast of Moranbah in Queensland’s Bowen Basin. It’s estimated that when completed the Eagle Downs Coal Mine will produce an average of 4.5Mtpa of product coking coal in the first ten years of full production from one underground longwall (2017 – 2026).​​