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Coal TruckBirchfield Coal Mines Ltd owns and operates the following opencast coal mines on the West Coast of the South Island:

In addition to these mining permits and coal mining licences, Birchfield Coal Mines Ltd hold a number of exploration permits and other mining permits that are currently being developed into production or explored.

Birchfield Coal Mines Ltd supplies coal into the South Island domestic market, this market consists of hospitals, schools, dairy factories, swimming pools, aged care facilities and a number of smaller horticultural businesses.

Coal from the Mt Davy / Liverpool permit is a highly sought after export coking coal that can be used in any number of industries, these include:

In 2017 Birchfield Coal Mines Ltd purchased a number of Solid Energy New Zealand assets, a number of these assets including rehabilitation liabilities and work continues to appropriately rehabilitate these sites to meet high environmental standards. 

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Restoration methods at the coal mine sites developed in conjunction with Land Care New Zealand have set the benchmarks for the West Coast mining industry.

Birchfield Coal Mines Ltd operate a number of coal distribution centres from within the West Coast and the wider South Island. The number and location of these sites allow the supply of high quality West Coast Coal to a large number of customers. Birchfield Coal have the ability to tailor specific transport solutions to any customer needs, with either road or rail available from most distribution centres.

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