Coal Mining News

Coal exploration promoted in South East Asia

The Malaysian Chamber of Mines is proposing to the Government to prioritise the development of the coal mining industry to help reduce the country's ever increasing energy costs. Read more at

Siberian coal disaster death toll rises to 43

Hopes are fading for the 47 people still missing in a maze of tunnels in what is Russia's worst mine disaster in three years

Compliance Energy Corporation (TSXV: CEC) – Metallurgical Coal at Raven Underground Project Confirmed

Investment Highlights Testing completed on coal from Seam 1 and Seam 3 at the Raven Underground Coal Project indicates the coal is viable as a blending project to be utilized for the production of coke […]

DRA starts work on Hakhano 240 t/h coal washing facility

DRA has commenced construction of a new 240 t/h export coal washing facility at the Hakhano coal mine in Mpumalanga, South Africa. Read more at

Better coal mining – new trapping shoe cuts costs and extends service life on longwalls

As shearers move up and down the face, trapping shoes attach the shearer to the haulage rack system joined to the AFC. A new type of trapping shoe developed by Bucyrus offers numerous advantages over the conventional design, the company says, including longer service life, greater flexibility, faster replacement and greater safety and ease of [...]

Sandvik feeder breaker supports fast-growing mining market

Sandvik Mining and Construction has been awarded an order for a project comprising the CR310/14-16 feeder breaker, including a wing wall to be installed in the PT.GH EMM Indonesia open lignite coal mine for primary […]

Training Partnership Boosts Mining in Mongolia

A new initiative to train mining professionals in Mongolia is planting the seed for a burgeoning mining industry in the north-Asian country bordering China and Russia. The program, a mix of online and short (two-day) […]

Walter Energy Announces Alabama Expansion Initiatives

Walter Energy (NYSE: WLT), a leading U.S. producer and exporter of premium hard coking coal for the global steel industry, announce several key steps in its execution of a long-term strategy for expanded coking coal […]

Patriot Coal Tags MTU Series 4000 Engine for Heaviest Loads in Repower of Komatsu 730E Overburden Truck

Mining company switches to cleaner and more efficient engines for its fleet of mine haul trucks. The MTU Tier 2, Series 4000 12-cylinder engine delivers up to 20 percent better fuel economy.  Read more at

$3.5 million Liebherr excavator arrives for Atlantic Coal

Atlantic Coal plc, the AIM listed open cast coal production and processing company with activities in Pennsylvania, USA, has announced that the Liebherr R9250 21-yard bucket hydraulic excavator it recently purchased for $3.5 million has […]

Anglo unveils major longwall project

Anglo American’s new $A1.1 billion Grosvenor longwall project near Moranbah in Queensland aims to produce up to 5 million tonnes per annum of coking coal for a mine life of more than 30 years. Read […]

Trolex leads the way on underground roads with directional indicator system

As the preferred supplier and solution provider for Powerfuel, Trolex has been specified to design and manufacture a bespoke directional indicator system for Hatfield coal mine in South Yorkshire, UK, as part of a continual […]

FLSmidth to deliver major coal handling system to India

FLSmidth has been awarded its second coal handling order from NTPC this year. The contract from M/s. NTPC – Tamil Nadu Energy Company Ltd. (a joint venture company between National Thermal Power Corporation Limited and […]

Allison Transmission meets needs of rescue vehicles at German coal mine

The brown coal open cast mining site in Grevenbroich, near Cologne is a 48 km² hilly landscape littered with monstrous bucket wheel excavators, a 100 km belt conveyer system and mostly gravelled or unpaved access […]

Industrea wins another Chinese customer

Global mining products and services provider Industrea Limited (ASX:IDL) through its China-based subsidiary Wadam Industries has signed a $2.7m contract for the supply of two Industrea Mining Equipment (IME) 50 tonne longwall roof support carriers […]

Macmahon awarded $90 million rail contract

Macmahon Holdings Limited (ASX: MAH), as part of the Coal Stream Alliance (CSA), announced today that it had been awarded a $90 million contract by QR for civil works within the Goonyella to Abbot Point […]

Congressional hearings, tough action anticipated after U.S. coal mine disaster

The nation's worst mine disaster in 26 years is expected to result in tougher federal actions to enforce U.S. mine safety.

Joy roof supports – giants of longwall mining, produced the highest capacity roof support

In longwall mining, powerful shearing machines drive back and forth across coal faces of up to 400 m in length, producing coal at rates of up to 1 t every second. What makes these impressive coal production rates possible are the massive hydraulic roof supports that shoulder the roof until the shearer has completed its [...]

Five more bodies found one day after ‘miracle' Chinese mine rescue

A day after 115 miners were rescued from a coal mine in China, a week after the accident, more bodies are still being discovered

Monitoring methane and carbon monoxide in Norwegian coal mine

Trolex’s STX3241 and STX3261 toxic and flammable gas detectors and TX5920 Vortex Air Flow Sensors have been used to monitor methane, carbon monoxide and air flow at the Svea Nord coal mine in Norway. The sensors have a high strength moulded housing sealed against dust and moisture to IP65 standard and EMC protection, making the [...]

AK Steel coke plant receives safety award

AK Steel's coke plant in Ashland, Ky. has received the Max Eward Safety Award from the American Coke and Coal Chemicals Institute.

Arch Coal sues EPA over veto of W.Va. mine permit

A subsidiary of mining giant Arch Coal Inc. sued the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday over the planned veto of a water quality permit for West Virginia's largest surface mine.

China coal mine rescue 'miracle' – 114 miners saved

Rescuers have saved 114 miners from a flooded coal mine under development after a week - and are still looking for another 39.

EPA guidance for coal mining permits impacts jobs and economic activity throughout Appalachia

“America’s coal mining communities are deeply concerned by the impact of policy announced by EPA on coal mining permits, employment and economic activity throughout Appalachia. This is a sweeping regulatory action that affects not only all coal mining in the region, but also other activities with the potential to impact Appalachian stream quality, according to EPA [...]

AECOM wins Kestrel mine extension contract

International Longwall News reports that AECOM Technology Corporation has won a $US12 million design contract from Rio Tinto Coal Australia as part of its Kestrel mine extension project in Queensland….more at International Longwall News