Our Steelmaking Coal Business

We are the world’s second largest exporter of seaborne steelmaking coal, an essential ingredient in the production of steel, which is necessary for building infrastructure and improving the quality of life for people around the world.

Steelmaking Coal accounted for 32% of our business in 2014.

Teck 2014 revenue by business unit
Teck 2014 gross profit by business unit

Our Steelmaking Coal Operations

We are the world’s second largest exporter of seaborne steelmaking coal, an essential ingredient in the production of steel. We produce steelmaking coal from five mines in British Columbia and one in Alberta. We wholly own the Coal Mountain, Cardinal River, Fording River, and Line Creek mines, and have a 95% partnership interest in the Elkview mine and an 80% joint venture interest in the Greenhills mine.

Teck Steelmaking Coal Operations Map

Our Steelmaking Coal Product

There are different types of coal depending on their carbon content, calorific value and the amount of moisture present. Steelmaking coal is a higher grade coal and an essential ingredient in the production of the steel needed to build critical infrastructure and the products that make our quality of life possible.

Steelmaking coal is an essential ingredient in the production of steel. Steel is required for everything from clean energy generation like wind or solar power to transportation alternatives like rapid transit, buses and hybrid vehicles. Steelmaking coal is undoubtedly a critical part of a modern society.

Demand Outlook

The United Nations forecasts that urban populations will grow by about two billion people over the next 30 years — especially in countries in the Asia-Pacific region. This wave of urbanization will require significant amounts of steel-intensive infrastructure, which is expected to create a sustained, long-term growth in the demand for steel and the steelmaking coal necessary to produce it.

As a major global producer of seaborne steelmaking coal with six operations in Western Canada, Teck is well positioned to help meet growing global demand.

Our Commitment to Sustainability

Read more about Teck's approach to sustainability by visiting www.tecksustainability.com or read the stories below.