Cardinal River Operations is a steelmaking coal mine located approximately 42 kilometres south of Hinton, Alberta.
Cardinal River produces steelmaking coal – also called metallurgical coal or coking coal, which is used to make steel. We export the processed coal by sea to the Asia-Pacific region and elsewhere. This involves the shipment of the steelmaking coal from the mine site to bulk port terminals in Vancouver and Prince Rupert by rail. It is then loaded on to large seagoing vessels, which carry it to our target markets.
The current annual production capacities of the mine and preparation plant are approximately 2.0 million and 3.5 million tonnes of clean coal, respectively.