A proven track record of reliably producing consistent quality coal in a safe and environmentally sound manner has given Premier Coal a firm foundation for supplying energy well into the future. With large reserves, a modern mining operation, highly-trained employees, and access to abundant local infrastructure, Premier Coal can meet all our customers’ needs.
The Company has more than 65 years' experience in both open cut and underground mining in the Collie Basin. In 1995, the operations were consolidated into one, high-capacity and high-efficiency mine. The Premier Mine remains the most advanced coal mine in the State.
The Premier coal deposit has large reserves capable of supporting the current equipment production capacity of more than 4 million tonnes per annum for more than 30 years. The Company also has large reserves elsewhere in the region.
Premier Coal is an innovative organisation, continually looking for improvement. This is illustrated by dramatic productivity increases since the Premier Mine commenced and a continual driving down of operational costs.
The Premier Mine is a flexible operation extracting from a wide selection of coal seams to enable consistent production of a premium low-ash, sub bituminous black coal with excellent combustion properties. The coal also has low sulphur content, generates low levels of noxious gases during combustion, and can be transported easily. It is highly competitive cost-wise with natural gas and other coal supplies. Along with power generation, the coal has other important metallurgical applications and Premier Coal continues to explore value-add opportunities.
The mine has a modern 240-tonne truck and large shovel fleet, and state-of-the-art crushing, blending and train/truck loading facilities, which includes online coal quality monitoring and sampling.
Premier’s location has several advantages being close to existing transport corridors including conveyor, road, rail and shipping. A large investment in the power generation industry already exists in Collie with the Premier Mine in close proximity.
Premier Coal has a long history of reliably producing a highly consistent product that meets customer expectations. Our customers can also rely on Premier Coal to run a safe and environmentally responsible operation. The Company has been recognised as a leader in environmental management and aligns to the ISO 14001 environmental management system. Our safety systems align to the standard AS/NZS 4801.