The Byerwen coal mine in Queensland, Australia, owned by QCoal Pty. Ltd. (85%) and JFE Steel (15%) held an opening ceremony, attended by government representatives and customers, to mark the commencement of hard coking coal shipments.

The Byerwen mine is a new open-cut mine located in the Bowen Basin in northeast Queensland. With abundant reserves and favorable conditions for large-scale open-cut mining, Byerwen is expected to produce 3 million mt/y and eventually expand production to 10 million mt/y. The coal will be exported through Abbot Point, located approximately 190 km from the mine.