BLUFF PCI PROJECT
The Bluff PCI Project is a small truck and excavator operation, with a 1.2Mt per year output of PCI coal
for use in iron manufacturing. Construction of the mine began in 2018, with first coal expected by mid-
2019. Once mined, the coal will be initially transported to the nearby Cook Colliery for processing and
then transported via train to the RG Tanna Coal Terminal for export. The Project will build a dedicated
CHPP in several years’ time.
The Project team intend to build upon the strong mining and railway history associated with the Township of Bluff,
and we aim to help keep those trains, which the township proudly supports, running.
Since our very first community meeting in May 2013, we are proud to have been working with you towards the
success of the Project. With operations about to commence, this overview of progress will show the milestones so
far, and what will happen next.
2011 - 13
Carabella Resources explored in EPC 1221.
Carabella lodge Mining Lease Application.
Wealth Resources acquires Carabella
Mining Lease Granted.
AWL approval received.
Awarded MACA Mining the Life of Mine
ABOUT BLUFF PCI MANAGEMENT
Bluff PCI Management is a wholly owned subsidiary
of Carabella Resources, the owner of the Bluff PCI
Project. Bluff PCI Management was established to
manage the development and operation of the Bluff
Coal Project. Our team has extensive experience in the
successful construction and operation of coal mines
across the Bowen Basin over the last 30 years.
MACA Mining has been appointed from September 2018 to December 2028 as the Coal Mine Operator
at the Bluff Coal Project. As such, they are responsible for all day to day operations, from drilling and
blasting through to loading and hauling.
MACA manages contractor services throughout Australia and Brazil specialising in mining and mineral processing.
With the support of employees, suppliers and other stakeholders, MACA forges strong links to communities in which it
operates and looks forward to supporting regional and local groups as part of their focus on community engagement.
MACA’s management systems are certified to the following standards:
• Environmental Management System – ISO 14001:2015
• Occupational Health and Safety Management System – AS/NZS 4801:2001
• Quality Management System – ISO 9001:2015
The Project is now fully ramped up to a workforce of 144. Importantly, MACA has employed more than 25% of the
workforce from the local Bluff/Blackwater region, with zero labour hire employees.
WANT TO KNOW MORE?
We welcome community feedback and are committed to keeping you updated on the progress of the Bluff PCI Project.
Email us via email@example.com or phone 0417 393 210.
To sign up for project updates, SMS alerts or our online community noticeboard, visit www.bluffpci.com.au.
ABN: 61 628 189 524 | Postal Address: PO Box 16116 Brisbane QLD 4000
WHAT IS PCI?
PCI Coal is a type of metallurgical coal used for making steel with
the Pulverized Coal Injection (PCI) process. PCI involves firstly
processing the coal into fine grades, then blowing fine granules of
coal into the blast furnace so that the production of metallic iron is
speeded up. This reduces the need for coking coal and the result
is that energy use and steel manufacturing emissions are reduced.
We will continue to work consistently with you to ensure the Bluff PCI Project will bring maximum economic and social
benefits to the local community.