Teck operates four steelmaking coal mines in the Elk Valley of British Columbia which employ over 4,000 people. We raise our families in the valley, fish and swim in the river and care deeply about ensuring the environment is protected. That’s why we’re focused on responsible mining and ensuring that the environment and water quality are maintained in the valley now and for generations to come.
We are the world's second-largest seaborne exporter of steelmaking coal, with four operations in Western Canada and significant high-quality steelmaking coal reserves.
Responsible Mining in the Elk Valley
Steel has an important role in today’s society, including building infrastructure such as rail, bridges, hospitals and schools, and improving the quality of life for people around the world.
Global population growth, increased urbanization and a growing middle class will continue to drive long-term demand for steel and the steelmaking coal required to produce it.
Teck's Steelmaking Coal Facts
of steelmaking coal operations we actively mine
of our revenue in 2022 that was from steelmaking coal
tonnes of steelmaking coal produced in 2022
tonnes of sales of steelmaking coal in 2022 to customers around the world
Where We Make It
Fording River Operations is one of our four steelmaking coal operations located in the Elk Valley of British Columbia.
Elkview Operations is one of our four steelmaking coal operations located in the Elk Valley of British Columbia.
Greenhills Operations is one of our four steelmaking coal operations located in the Elk Valley of British Columbia.
Line Creek Operations is one of our four steelmaking coal operations in the area located in the Elk Valley of British Columbia.
Steelmaking coal is...
an essential ingredient in the production of steel. Also called metallurgical or coking coal, it is necessary for building infrastructure such as rail, bridges and schools and improving the quality of life for people around the world. Steel and steelmaking coal used to make it are also required for everything from clean energy projects like wind or solar power to transportation alternatives like rapid transit, buses and hybrid vehicles.
Did you know?
Teck is one of the lowest greenhouse gas emission-intensity miners in the world. Learn more about our path to carbon neutrality
Economic Contributions of Teck’s Steelmaking Coal Operations
An economic study by the BC Chamber of Commerce, the United Steelworkers and Teck, “Economic Contribution Analysis of Mining Operations in the Elk Valley” shows Teck’s steelmaking coal operations in B.C.’s Elk Valley make up 80% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the region, sustain more than 30,000 jobs and contribute $1.5 billion in revenues annually to three levels of government. The study was produced by Deloitte LLP.