AMCI’s mining activities have evolved from initial coal-related investments in the US and Australia in the 1990s and can be considered as the nucleus for the Group’s evolution. North America and Australia are still core areas in AMCI’s mining strategy. Further areas of interest include South America and Southern Africa. Over the years, AMCI has diversified its investments into other natural resources such as copper, iron ore, manganese ore and platinum. Examples of our mining activities include:
Chain Valley Colliery, Australia
AMCI holds a majority stake in Chain Valley Colliery, an operating underground coal mine in the Newcastle coalfields, New South Wales. The mine’s longwall operation currently produces 1.3mt/year of low sulphur thermal coal which is sold locally and to the export market. AMCI’s strategy is to ramp-up production capacity to 3.0mt/year from 2018.
Lake Vermont Mine, Australia
AMCI is a minority shareholder in the Lake Vermont Mine in the Bowen Basin, Queensland. After an expansion of the infrastructure in 2012/2013, the open cut mine has a production capacity of 8.0mt/year of hard coking coal and low volatile PCI coal.
API Joint Venture, Australia
AMCI is a joint venture partner in API, which develops the West Pilbara Iron Ore Project, a substantial greenfield iron ore project proposed for the Pilbara region, Western Australia.
North Central Resources, United States
AMCI is a majority shareholder in NCR / Century Mine, an underground brownfield project in West Virginia. Upon completion of the project which is scheduled for 2017, the mine would produce 6.5 to 7.0mt/year of metallurgical coal through continuous miner and longwall operations. ROM tonnage would be processed to offer a high volatile coking coal and a coal middlings product.