Operating 70 kilometres west of Christchurch, our Canterbury Coal mine produces low sulphur coal primarily fueling the local dairy industry.
Production from the mine has grown from 100,000 tonnes a year to 150,000 tonnes forecast for FY19.
Coal demand in the Canterbury area has increased with growth in the dairy and food processing industries. The proximity of the mine to these markets offers a real freight advantage and helps us meet the growing demand.
Significant investment was made in FY18 in water quality management to ensure environmental compliance, and upgrades to the mine fleet to move away from high rental costs.
Marketable reserves have stayed consistent with further drilling in FY18 mostly offsetting coal mined. The Albury permit is now showing on our resources table 1 and allows potential future expansion of coal mining in the Canterbury area.
- 100% BRL
- Coalgate, 70 km west of Christchurch
- MP 41372 and Private Coal
- Coal types
- Sub-bituminous coal
- Life of mine
- 25+ years
- Coal Reserves
- 1.3 Mt
- Coal Resources
- 7.1 Mt
- Last FY production
- 136 Kt