ENERGY

Coal

We are one of the world's largest producers and exporters of seaborne traded thermal and coking coal. 

Coal is an important part of our global commodity portfolio and we are focused on running a profitable business in a safe, efficient, responsible and sustainable manner.  

Our coal is used in power generation, steel making and industrial processes including the manufacturing of cement, aluminium and nickel. 

We have interests in 26 operating coal mines across Australia, South Africa and Colombia.  In 2017, we produced 120.6 million tonnes of saleable coal and marketed 106.3 million tonnes of thermal coal via our marketing business.  

About 85% of the coal we produce is exported, the majority of it to countries where coal continues to play a leading role in power generation given its reliability and affordability.  The remainder of the coal we produce is used in domestic power generation in Australia and South Africa.  

We complement our own production with agency third party and traded volumes to help ensure our customers get the quantities and qualities of coal they require in a secure, reliable and timely manner. 

Coal in figures

120.6

million tonnes of coal produced at our assets in 2017

106.3 mt

of thermal coal sold via our marketing business in 2017

26

coal mines across Australia, South Africa and Colombia

21,000

employees and contractors across the coal business

Coal assets

We operate 26 mines in 21 mining complexes across Australia, Colombia and South Africa, supported by marketing offices across 19 countries. Our presence includes:

New South Wales

We are a major producer of thermal coal, semi-soft and coking coal from 10 mines in Hunter Valley, Australia’s premier coal-producing district. Our Hunter Valley coal is exported from the Port of Newcastle.

Queensland

We are a major producer of thermal coal, semi-soft and coking coal from five mines in the Bowen Basin. Our Bowen Basin coal is exported from the ports of Abbot Point, Dalrymple Bay and Gladstone (Wiggins Island Coal Terminal and RG Tanna Coal Terminal).

In South Africa, we operate four coal complexes and produce thermal coal for export and domestic power generation.  These include:

Goedgevonden Complex

A joint venture with ARM Coal, the Goedgevonden Complex is an open-cut mine.

iMpunzi Complex

The Impunzi Complex is a large export thermal coal mining operation located 110km east of Johannesburg.

Izimbiwa Coal

Izimbiwa Coal, through its subsidiaries, owns five mines near Middelburg and Kendal.

Tweefontein Complex

The Tweefontein Complex is thermal coal complex near Johannesburg.

Cerrejón

Colombia

Cerrejón (33.33%), one of the world’s largest and lowest-cost open-cut thermal coal operations

Prodeco

Colombia

which consists of the La Jagua and Calenturitas mines, the port of Puerto Nuevo, and a 39.76% stake in the Fenoco railway

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Leadership

Marketing lead:
Tor Peterson

Industrial lead:
Gary Nagle