Premier’s main long-term customer is Synergy, Western Australia’s major generator of electricity. The Company’s coal is also supplied to South32 Worsley Alumina, Iluka Resources, Tronox, Cristal Mining and a number of nurseries.
Premier Coal has always had one major customer, the State’s electricity commission, now just the generation section called Synergy, which owns a substantial part of electricity generation capacity in WA. Our coal is used to power the South West Interconnected System (SWIS) supplying the south-west corner of the State and as far away as Kalbarri and Kalgoorlie.
Premier Coal is the sole supplier of the Collie A power station (1-1.2 million tonnes per year) and also supplies 2.5 million tonnes to Muja Power Station. Both of these are serviced by a conveyor from the mine site.
South32 Worsley Alumina refinery near Collie uses coal for energy generation and steam production used in the alumina process.
Iluka Resources has a major minerals sands mining and processing operation near Capel. Premier Coal has a contract to supply Iluka nut coal (16-75mm) as a reductant for the production of synthetic rutile from ilmenite.
Tronox also uses Premier Coal as a reductant for synthetic rutile from ilmenite.
Cristal Mining uses coal as a heat source for drying concentrates.
Other minor uses of Premier’s coal are nurseries and steam trains eg at Whiteman’s Park, which is supplied free as a community service.