KBR gets deal to develop Dos Republicas coal mine in Texas

KBR (NYSE: KBR) said May 23 that it has been awarded a contract by the Dos Republicas Coal Partnership to provide detailed engineering and technical assistance services for the Eagle Pass coal mine near Eagle Pass, Texas.

The contract includes option analysis, detailed engineering for the material handling system and technical assistance during the construction phase of the project.

“This award builds upon KBR’s track record for safely delivering major coal mine projects,” said Mark Read, President, KBR Minerals. “We are delighted to have the opportunity to support the Dos Republicas Coal Partnership and look forward to the successful completion of this project.”

KBR is a global engineering, construction and services company supporting the energy, hydrocarbon, power, industrial, civil infrastructure, minerals, government services and commercial markets. 

NACCO Industries (NYSE: NC), the parent of North American Coal, said in its May 1 Form 10-Q report that in January 2013, the mining permit needed to commence mining operations at the Camino Real Fuels LLC project in Texas was issued. Camino Real Fuels, a unit of North American Coal, expects initial deliveries in the last half of 2014, and expects to mine about 3 million tons of coal annually when at full production. The Eagle Pass mine, to be operated by Camino Real, is located about six miles north of Eagle Pass, Texas. Dos Republicas Coal Partnership will control all of the reserves within the Eagle Pass mine. This is a long-in-development strip mine along the Mexico border that is expected to ship into the Mexican steam coal market.

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