The Castle Project is a proposed project that will extend the lifespan of Teck’s Fording River steelmaking coal mine and maintain jobs and economic activity generated by the operation in the Elk Valley.
The Castle Project will provide a new source of mineable steelmaking coal and is located immediately south of the current mining operations at Fording River. Within the next few years, less economically mineable coal will be available from current operating areas at Fording River. Over time, Teck anticipates that all steelmaking coal for Fording River would come from the Castle Project.
The extension of mining will allow for continued social and economic contributions to the local and regional economies, extending the life of Fording River by several decades.