BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance

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BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA), which is a 50-50 joint venture between BHP Billiton and Mitsubishi Corp. of Japan, accounts for more than one-quarter of Australia's annual coal exports.[1]

Coal mines and projects

BMA owned and operated mines are:[2]

BMA also manages two coal mines -- the South Walker Creek mine and the Poitrel mine -- for BHP Mitsui Coal.[2]

In September 2008 BMA bought 100% of the Saraji East project from New Hope Corporation. The project is an undeveloped metallurgical coal project located near Dysart in the Bowen Basin in Queensland.

Articles and Resources


  1. Pui-Kwan Tse, The Mineral Industry of Australia: 2006, U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, May 2008.
  2. 2.0 2.1 BHP Billiton, "Assets", BHP Billiton website, accessed December 2012.

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