Operations

Our vision is to be Australia’s leading independent coal company. We are delivering on plans to double 2014 production to achieve sales of 23Mtpa on a 100% basis by FY2018.

Whitehaven Coal owns four open cut mines (Maules Creek, Werris Creek, Tarrawonga and Rocglen), one large underground mine (Narrabri) and operates a Coal Handling and Processing Plant at Gunnedah.

Our coal travels from the Gunnedah Basin by rail to the Port of Newcastle before being shipped to our customers mostly in Japan, Korea, Taiwan and India.

Our principal products are high quality, high energy, low ash and low sulphur thermal coal and metallurgical coals used in the production of steel. High margin metallurgical coal production could exceed 40% of total production when Maules Creek is fully ramped post FY2018.

The company is growing its local community based workforce from 600 to over 1,100 people within the next five years.