MACH Energy Australia commenced construction of the Mount Pleasant Operation in the Hunter Valley in late 2016.
The project construction stage is nearing completion with the majority of mine infrastructure now in use. Further construction works on the coal handling preparation plant are expected to be complete mid next year.
MACH Energy Managing Director Ferdian Purnamasidi said construction of the initial bypass stage of the processing facility is now complete.
Mr Purnamasidi announced today that Mount Pleasant successfully produced first bypass coal through the facility and the mine expects to commence railing coal next week.
“I am pleased with the progress and thank all involved for their hard work and dedication to the operation to ensure we reach this very important milestone.
“Our first coal will be supplied locally for domestic use and we expect export sales to commence early in the New Year,” added Mr Purnamasidi.