The Jellinbah Group is a privately owned, independent Queensland- based coal company with operations in Central Queensland’s Bowen Basin.
In January 2015, Thiess was awarded a 39-month contract to operate the Jellinbah Plains open-pit, part of the Jellinbah East coal mine near Blackwater in Central Queensland.
Thiess undertakes all operations at the Jellinbah Plains pit excluding drill and blast services. The pit is configured as a terrace mining operation, with mining occurring in a northerly direction along the seam strike.
A favourable strip ratio and generous seam thickness mean the mine is highly productive, with a current production capacity of 4.6 million tonnes of coal per year. Thiess is responsible for mining approximately 2.2 million tonnes of coal per year.
The mine produces both semi-soft coking coal and PCI coal.