Our process from pit to port
We operate four mines, three open cut and one underground, in the Gunnedah Coal Basin in North West NSW, producing high-quality metallurgical and thermal coal for export to advanced and developing economies across North and South East Asia.
Our high quality coal helps power regional economies through its contribution to energy generation and steel production and is sought-after for its unique properties, including the fact it delivers among the lowest carbon emissions per tonne of coal consumed in the seaborne trade.
Increasingly, countries in our region are looking to high-efficiency, low-emissions (HELE) coal-fired power as a critical component of the energy mix because it does not force them to choose between their economic aspirations and their carbon emissions reduction obligations.
Open cut and underground mining
Our cost-efficient mining delivers a sustainable supply of high-quality thermal and metallurgical coal. We produce high quality coal using open-cut mining methods at Maules Creek, Tarrawonga, and Werris Creek, and underground mining methods at Narrabri.
Washing and processing
Washing plants and processing facilities improve the quality of coal and enable the production of higher value coal. Washing reduces ash, increases energy content and improves the market value. Coal is also crushed and screened to precisely meet customers’ size specifications. We operate washing and processing facilities at Maules Creek, Narrabri and Gunnedah.
Transport and logistics
Our coal is transported by train to the Port of Newcastle before being loaded on vessels that deliver the product to our customers across Asia. The location of our assets, with good access to transport and port infrastructure, enables us to reliably supply the major markets of the Asia Pacific region.
Sales and marketing
Our extensive sales network ensures reliable coal supplies to customers across Asia. Our offices in Newcastle and Tokyo ensure we can efficiently manage logistics and sales out of the world’s largest coal export port and maintain close relationships with key customers.