Bowen Coking Coal announced that coal mining has commenced at the Broadmeadow East Pit near Moranbah in Queensland's Bowen Basin as the company consolidates its position as Queensland's new independent metallurgical coal producer. Coal from Broadmeadow East is planned to be initially processed at the neighboring Fitzroy CHPP under an infrastructure sharing agreement with Fitzroy (CQ) Pty Ltd and exported through the Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal.As the first producing pit of Bowen's expanded Burton Complex, which includes the Burton and Lenton Pits, 20km to the north, Broadmeadow East coal will be processed through the Burton CHPP following the completion of its refurbishment in early 2023.After final approvals for the project were granted in March this year, Bowen announced the appointment of BUMA Australia Pty Ltd as mining contractor in May.Broadmeadow East's first coal follows the Company's first coal shipment from the Bluff Mine near Blackwater in June. First ROM coal is targeted for late Q4 2022 from the nearby Burton Pit as the company works towards a 5 million tonnes per annum ROM by 2024.Bowen Coking Coal Ltd is a Queensland based coking coal exploration Company with advanced exploration and development assets. The Company owns Broadmeadow East (100%), Isaac River (100%), Cooroorah (100%), Hillalong (90%) and Comet Ridge (100%) coking coal projects in the world-renowned Bowen Basin in Queensland, Australia. Bowen is also a joint venture partner with Stanmore Coal Limited in the Lilyvale (15% interest) and Mackenzie (5% interest) coking coal projects. The Company recently acquired 90% of the Lenton Joint Venture which owns the Lenton Project and the Burton Mine in the northern Bowen Basin. The highly experienced Board and management aim to grow the value of the Company's coking coal projects to benefit shareholders by leveraging innovation and maximising the assets and network of the team. An aggressive exploration and development program underpins the business strategy.