BHP Billiton (BHP: Quote,BBL: Quote,BLT.L,BHP.AX) announced that it has approved investment of $845 million to sustain operations at Illawarra Coal in southern New South Wales, Australia by establishing a replacement mining area at the Appin Mine. The company said that the Appin Area 9 will be operational in 2016 and will replace production at the West Cliff Mine.
The company said that the replacement area will have a production capacity of 3.5 million tonnes per year of metallurgical coal and will sustain Illawarra Coal's production capacity at 9 million tonnes per year.
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