Premier Coal is Western Australia's largest coal producer, mining about 4 million tonnes per year. It is managed by Yancoal Australia on behalf of its majority shareholder Yanzhou Coal Mining Company.
Premier has a proud history of mining in WA's Collie Coal Basin, in the South West region, stretching back more than 65 years and has reserves to deliver 4 million tonnes per annum for another 30 years.
A modern open cut operation, Premier has a 240-tonne truck and large shovel fleet along with state-of-the-art crushing, blending, and train and truck loading facilities.
Premier’s coal has outstanding combustion characteristics as well as low ash and sulphur making it suitable for many applications including steam raising (power generation), cement making, and direct heat reduction. Premier’s coal is currently used to generate the bulk of Western Australia's power supplies. It is also used in alumina and synthetic rutile production.
Located near Collie in the South West of the State, Premier is proud to be part of the local community and economy. It employs about 400 people, spends tens of millions of dollars annually with local businesses, and is proud to support an array of community groups and events.