Tenas coal project, Canada

21st June 2019 By: Sheila Barradas - Creamer Media Research Coordinator & Senior Deputy Editor

Tenas coal project, Canada

Name of the Project
Tenas coal project.

British Columbia, Canada.

Project Owner/s
Allegiance Coal.

Project Description
A definitive feasibility study has reinforced the potential of the Telkwa metallurgical coal complex, with excellent results from the Tenas project highlighting an extremely robust project.

Run-of-mine (RoM) coal production from Tenas is estimated at 22-million tonnes.

The project envisages an operation producing 750 000 t/y of saleable coal over a 22-year mine life by extracting just 15% of the entire Telkwa resource.

The project will comprise:

Potential Job Creation
At full production, the mine will average 95 mineworkers and 29 mine maintenance workers, along with technical support and supervisory staff.

Net Present Value/Internal Rate of Return
The project has a pretax net present value, at an 8% discount rate, of A$407.3-million and an internal rate of return of 56.9%, with a capital payback after the start of production of 2.5 years.

Capital Expenditure
Start-up capital expenditure is estimated at $54.3-million.

Planned Start/End Date
Not stated.

Latest Developments
Allegiance Coal will raise A$2.6-million through a share placement priced at 7.5c a share.

The company has said that it will place more than 35.3-million shares to institutional investors, to fund its working capital requirements at its Tenas metallurgical coal project.

Key Contracts and Suppliers
SRK Consulting (geotechnical engineering, geochemistry, coal reserves and mining, water management and hydrogeology); Sedgman (coal processing and quality); MCA Engineering and BV Electric (power); independent geologist – Ron Parent (geology and resources); Hooper Engineering and Morch Engineering (rail loop); DWB Engineering (mine access road and bridges); and Kobie Koornhof & Associates (coal analysis and marketing).

On Budget and on Time?
Not stated.

Contact Details for Project Information
Allegiance Coal, tel +61 2 9233 5579 or email info@allegiancecoal.com.au.