Solid Energy’s Coal Business
Solid Energy extracts, processes, markets and distributes coking, thermal and specialist coal from underground and opencast mines around Huntly in the Waikato, Greymouth and Westport on the West Coast, and New Vale in Southland.
More than half of annual output is sold for export to major international customers who value the special low ash qualities of Solid Energy coals, particularly in steel production, as well as in the manufacture of carbon fibre, activated carbon and silicon metal.
In New Zealand Solid Energy supplies coal for New Zealand Steel Ltd’s Glenbrook Mill near Auckland and is a major supplier to Huntly Power Station. The major industries of dairying, cement making, timber and meat processing use our coal as a flexible and competitive energy resource.