Coal Mining News

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

Inhalable dust raises health concerns for coal miners

International Longwall News reports that THERE is an alarming and increasing level of dust being ingested by coal miners in New South Wales, potentially leading to long-term health problems….more at International Longwall News

EPA veto of Spruce No. 1 coal mine water permit – a ban too far?

Mountaintop removal coal mining continues to raise controversy in the US. The latest row started last Friday when the EPA announced its proposal under the Clean Water Act to significantly restrict or prohibit mountain top mining at the Spruce No. 1 surface mine in Logan County, West Virginia. Spruce No.1 mine is one of the [...]

Moolarben to tap into Ulan water

International Longwall News YANCOAL Australia plans to amend the stage 1 development of its Moolarben project in the Upper Hunter Valley of New South Wales to establish a dewatering borefield in preparation for longwall mining […]

Double contract win for Finning Canada

Finning International has announced that its Canadian division has been awarded a renewal of its current lease agreement with Teck Coal Ltd

Rescue crews search for 153 workers trapped in Chinese coal project flooding accident

For the second time this month, workers are trapped underground as a result of accidental flooding in state-sanctioned Chinese coal projects now under construction.

NLT NetPort-able IS Node Receives Approval by MSHA (Mine Safety and Heath Authority) in the US for Safe Use in Coal Mines

Toronto, Canada – NL Technologies (NLT) announces the approval by MSHA for the newest addition to their IS approved family of Wi-Fi access points and network client devices supporting communications and tracking solutions for US […]

Tenova TAKRAF refurbishes bucket wheel excavator for Kosovan coal mine

Tenova TAKRAF has refurbished an SR 1300 large bucket wheel excavator that was built more than 27 years ago by the company. Work was carried out on time and in budget and the machine is […]