Yancoal manages the Premier Coal operation on behalf of its majority shareholder Yanzhou Coal Mining Company Limited (Yanzhou).
Premier Coal operates a major open cut coal mine in Collie, Western Australia, providing power generation fuel for the State's south-west integrated electricity grid.
Premier mines a sub-bituminous, low ash (4-9%), low sulphur (0.3-0.9%), highly reactive coal suitable for power generation and metallurgical applications.
Having been used in power generation for over 60 years, the coal is well proven, with its low levels of trace elements such as selenium and mercury, making it an attractive coal for utilities both in Australia and overseas.
Based near Collie, a town of over 9,000 people, Premier Coal is an important contributor to the local economy providing employment for over 300 people and supporting a wide range of regional industries and community-based activities.
Commencing in 1950, the Premier Coal operation originally consisted of both open cut and underground mines for many years, eventually consolidating to become a single open cut mine with reserves to operate into the future.
Premier Coal is committed to producing coal in a safe and environmentally sound manner.
This state-of-the-art mine is building a strong future in energy supply for Western Australians.