7 May 2014
Narrabri Longwall Restart
Whitehaven Coal Limited (ASX Code: WHC) is pleased to announce that longwall production at its Narrabri Mine has resumed normalised production levels.
The longwall horizon control related issues disclosed in the ASX release of 24 April have been rectified after the successful implementation of the recovery plan. As a result, Narrabri’s full year ROM production on a 100% basis is now expected to be in the range of 5.0 to 5.2Mt (previously 4.8Mt to 5.0Mt). Full year saleable coal production for Whitehaven on a 100% basis is expected to be in the range of 10.0Mt to 10.2Mt (previously 9.8Mt to 10.0Mt).
Whitehaven’s Managing Director and CEO, Paul Flynn said “it is very pleasing to report that the recovery plan adopted to re-establish production at Narrabri has been successfully executed by the team. This is a great result for Whitehaven and reflects highly on the team effort by all employees at Narrabri.”