A decision is expected on the EIS by the second quarter of 2013. The Donkin project proposal includes the construction and operation of an underground coal mine with a lifespan in excess of 30 years. Underground operations would include multiple continuous miners producing approximately 3.6 million mtpy raw coal. A coal handling and prep plant capable of processing 2.75 million mtpy of clean coal. It is anticipated that the coal will be transported to international markets via a newly constructed barge-to-ship load-out facility. Xstrata still plans to sell its portion of project, as originally announced in April.