Stella Natural Resources Inc.’s Joint Venture agreement with Australian Pacific Coal Limited


Corrs Chambers Westgarth, has advised Canadian headquartered Stella Natural Resources Inc (SNR) in relation to the recently announced agreement with Australian Pacific Coal Limited (AQC) to establish the Dartbrook Mine incorporated joint venture.

Under the agreement, SNR will acquire a 50% interest in the Dartbrook project for A$20 million, and SNR and AQC will establish the Dartbrook joint venture to develop and operate the mine.

The Dartbrook project is currently on care and maintenance, however the parties intend to recommence coal production in 2019. SNR will be appointed Manager for the recommencement and operations of the underground mine, and will be responsible for obtaining all required funding for the life of the operation.

Dartbrook is located in NSW’s Hunter Valley and has substantial infrastructure already in place, including a coal handling and processing plant and train load out facilities.

The transaction is subject to various conditions with completion expected in the first quarter of 2019.

Corrs Chambers Westgarth advised Stella Natural Resources Inc with a team including Bruce Adkins (Picture), Stuart Clague and Lawyer Caitlin McPhee

Involved fees earner: Bruce Adkins – Corrs Chambers Westgarth; Stuart Clague – Corrs Chambers Westgarth;

Law Firms: Corrs Chambers Westgarth;

Clients: Stella Natural Resources Inc.;

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Author: Michael Patrini