Australian Base Case Costs AUD

2011

2

Mine Labour (A$ pa)

Australia

129917

ABS cat 8207.0 PPI coal mining inputs 2012=100

91.8

Australian HDI

1

1

Coal Mining fleet cost (A$/ROM t)

% costs

 

Rate (A$/ROM t)

100.0%

withheld

Operations crew per mt

26.0%

withheld

Maintenance crew per mt

13.0%

withheld

Parts (US$/ROM t)

39.0%

withheld

Diesel (l/ROM t)

22.0%

withheld

Dragline / Dozer Push blasts

Blast Type

 

Void %

No Cast Blast

5%

Cast Blast

 

20%

Dragline and Ancillary cost

Bucket size (cum)

% costs

35.00

40.00

45.00

50.00

55.00

60.00

65.00

70.00

Total Rate (A$/cum)

100.0%

$1.70

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

Operations crew per mt

10.0%

1.31

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

Maintenance crew per mt

5.0%

0.66

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

Parts (US$/bcm)

35.0%

$0.62

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

Electricity (kWh/cum)

50.0%

5.40

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

75.00

80.00

85.00

90.00

95.00

100.00

105.00

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

Electric Rope Shovel fleet cost

Dipper size (cum)

% costs

 

20.00

25.00

30.00

35.00

40.00

45.00

50.00

Rate (A$/bcm)

100.0%

$3.45

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

Operations crew per mt

28.0%

7.44

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

Maintenance crew per mt

14.0%

3.72

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

Parts (US$/bcm)

40.0%

$1.43

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

Electricity (kWh/bcm)

3.0%

0.66

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

Diesel (l/bcm)

15.0%

 

0.47

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

55.00

60.00

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

Hydraulic Face Shovel fleet cost

Dipper size (cum)

% costs

15.00

20.00

25.00

30.00

35.00

40.00

45.00

50.00

Rate (A$/bcm)

100.0%

$4.24

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

Operations crew per mt

26.0%

8.48

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

Maintenance crew per mt

13.0%

4.24

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

Parts (US$/bcm)

42.0%

$1.84

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

Diesel (l/bcm)

19.0%

0.73

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

55.00

60.00

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

Hydraulic Excavator fleet cost

Bucket size (cum)

% costs

10.00

12.50

15.00

17.50

20.00

22.50

25.00

27.50

Rate (A$/bcm)

100.0%

$5.76

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

Operations crew per mt

26.0%

11.52

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

Maintenance crew per mt

13.0%

5.76

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

Parts (US$/bcm)

42.0%

$2.50

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

Diesel (l/bcm)

19.0%

1.00

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

30.00

32.50

35.00

37.50

40.00

42.50

45.00

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

Drill & Blast crew cost

Dragline waste

% costs

 

 

 

Type

 

Weak

Normal / Some wet

Casted / Very wet

Rate (A$/bcm)

100.0%

$0.55

$0.60

$0.64

Operations crew per mt

12.0%

withheld

withheld

withheld

Maintenance crew per mt

3.0%

withheld

withheld

withheld

Parts (US$/bcm)

6.0%

withheld

withheld

withheld

HE & Bulk Explosives (US$/bcm)

65.0%

withheld

withheld

withheld

Diesel (l/bcm)

14.0%

withheld

withheld

withheld

Truck & Shovel/Excavator waste

 

Type

 

Weak

Normal / Some wet

Hard / Very wet

Rate (A$/bcm)

100.0%

$0.46

$0.51

$0.55

Operations crew per mt

16.0%

withheld

withheld

withheld

Maintenance crew per mt

4.0%

withheld

withheld

withheld

Parts (US$/bcm)

5.0%

withheld

withheld

withheld

HE & Bulk Explosives (US$/bcm)

61.0%

withheld

withheld

withheld

Diesel (l/bcm)

14.0%

withheld

withheld

withheld

Coal Handling & Preparation Plant cost

Metcoal

% costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yield

 

40%

50%

60%

70%

80%

90%

95%

100%

Rate (A$/sale t)

100.0%

$9.21

$8.06

$7.25

$6.65

$6.17

$5.79

$2.50

$2.00

Crew per mt

30.0%

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

Parts (US$/sale t)

50.0%

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

Diesel (l/sale t)

20.0%

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

Thermal coal

 

Yield

 

40%

50%

60%

70%

80%

90%

95%

100%

Rate (A$/sale t)

100.0%

$7.37

$6.45

$5.80

$5.32

$4.94

$4.63

$2.50

$2.00

Crew per mt

30.0%

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

Parts (US$/sale t)

50.0%

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

Diesel (l/sale t)

20.0%

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

Longwall Panel Width : Depth Ratio

150:500

150:428

150:375

150:333

150:300

150:273

150:250

150:230

150:214

Panel width:depth ratio

0.30

0.35

0.40

0.45

0.50

0.55

0.60

0.65

0.70

Ratio factor

1.00

0.92

0.85

0.80

0.75

0.72

0.68

0.65

0.63

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

150:214

150:200

150:188

0.75

0.80

0.85

0.90

0.95

1.00

1.05

1.10

1.15

0.61

0.59

0.57

0.55

0.54

0.52

0.51

0.50

0.49

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.20

1.25

1.30

1.35

1.40

0.47

0.47

0.46

0.45

0.44

 

 

 

 

 

Longwall Width

Longwall Width (m)

75

100

125

150

175

200

225

250

275

Rate (A$/ROM t)

$23.03

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

300

325

350

375

400

425

450

475

500

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

525

550

575

600

625

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

 

 

 

 

 

Bord & Pillar depth

Bord & Pillar depth

150

175

200

225

250

275

300

325

350

Rate (A$/ROM t)

$13.82

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

375

400

425

450

475

500

525

550

575

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

600

625

650

675

700

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

 

 

 

 

 

Coal conveyance to surface

Mining depth

150

175

200

225

250

275

300

325

350

Rate (A$/ROM t)

$3.68

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

375

400

425

450

475

500

525

550

575

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

600

625

650

675

700

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld

withheld