Our Operations


Solid Energy’s Coal Business

Prior to it’s sale to BT Mining Limited, Solid Energy extracted, processed, marketed and distributed coking, thermal and specialist coal from opencast mines around Huntly in the Waikato, and Westport on the West Coast.

More than half of annual output was 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.