Greenhouse Gas Assessments and Auditing:
1. Continued Operation of Centennial Coal's Charbon Colliery: Greenhouse Gas Assessment:
Preparation of a greenhouse gas assessment in accordance with relevant guidelines and the requirements of the NSW Director General, viz:
A quantitative assessment of the potential Scope 1, 2 and 3 greenhouse gas emissions of the project and qualitative assessment of the potential impacts of these emissions on the environment.
A detailed description of the measures that would be implemented on site to minimise the greenhouse gas emissions of the project.
2. Continued Operation of Centennial Coal's Charbon Colliery: Greenhouse Gas and Energy Management Plan:
Preparation of a Greenhouse Gas and Energy Management Plan in accordance with relevant guidelines and the requirements of the NSW Director General, viz:
Often there is overlap between Greenhouse Gas Management and Energy Savings -
3. Independent greenhouse performance auditing for mines operated by Pacific Coal which included Tarong, Blair Athol and Kestrel Coal in Queensland.
Our component of this study was part of a larger environmental audit being conducted by PPK (Queensland) and we were invited to work with PPK on the project.
Pacific Coal required an update on their environmental performance with energy and greenhouse management forming part of that exercise.
4. Independent review of greenhouse and energy efficiency for PT Adaro Indonesia for compliance with international best practice as required by the International Monetary Fund when considering a request for additional funding for expansion plans. Our component of this study was part of a larger environmental audit being conducted by Golder Associates, Western Australian office who asked us to work with them on this project.
This exercise required site visits to Adaro’s operations in East Kalimantan in Indonesia, a review of their activities and assessment of their efficiency in comparison to other similar operations.
Adaro’s operations consist of a large open cut mine,
Adaro main pit
an 80 km private haulage road to allow coal haulage from the mine to the transshipment port at Kelanis
Private Haul Road
where the coal is loaded into barges for the continuing journey down the Barito river.
Coal barge under tow - Barito river
The coal is either loaded directly into Cape Sized carriers (about 200,000 dwt) at a deep sea anchorage off Bandjarmasin
Coal barge at sea approaching off loading
Coaling Cape Sized Carrier
or shipped to a coal terminal facility at Paula Laut for later dockside loading into Panamax sized carriers (about 75,000 dwt).
Coaling - Panamax Carrier
The project was carried out to ISO 14001 standard.
Some members of the study team
Links to PT Adaro’s web site and Golder Associates' web site appear on the Clients