WA’s largest coal producer
PREMIER Coal has a proud history of mining in WA’s Collie coal basin, stretching back more than 65 years.
Within that time Premier quickly became the most advanced coal mine in the State and has produced more than 100 million tonnes from 1950 to 2016.
With its outstanding combustion characteristics as well as low ash and sulphur, Premier’s coal has been suitable for many applications including power generation, cement making, and direct heat reduction.
Its location has served a number of advantages including close proximity to transport corridors such as conveyor, road, rail and shipping.
Generating the bulk of WA’s power supply, its modern cut operation has a 240 tonne truck and large shovel fleet as well as state-of-the-art crushing, blending, and train and truck loading facilities.
Continually looking for improvement, the mine has been illustrated by dramatic productivity with a crushing capacity of 1200 tonnes per hour.
The State’s power generator, Synergy, purchased about 80 per cent of the coal mined at Collie for use in its power stations at Muja and Collie.
Collie coal has had several industrial uses over the course of its time including on site power generation and steam raising at South 32’s Worsley Alumina refinery.
The miner has engaged with the community and its stakeholders to understand and build local aspirations into planning processes as well as share information about its operations.
Last year the company moved to a more structured approach to community support, which involved major partnerships and a Community Support Program.
It’s committed to being a valued and welcomed member of the Collie and South West community.
Premier Coal hosted a family open day in November, which allowed visitors to take a bus tour of the mine’s lookout points.