Line Creek Operations is one of our five steelmaking coal operations located in the Elk Valley of British Columbia, Canada.
Line Creek Operations is located approximately 25 kilometres north of Sparwood in southeastern British Columbia.
Line Creek 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 by rail. It is then loaded on to larger seagoing vessels, which carry it to our target markets.
The current annual production capacities of the mine and preparation plant are approximately 3.5 and 3.5 million tonnes of clean coal, respectively.
Proven and probable reserves at Line Creek are projected to support mining at planned production rates for a further 18 years.