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Steelmaking Coal

We are the world's second-largest seaborne exporter of steelmaking coal, with six operations in Western Canada and significant high-quality steelmaking coal reserves.

Steelmaking Coal

There are different types of coal depending on their carbon content, calorific value and the amount of moisture present. Steelmaking coal – or metallurgical coal – is a higher grade coal which is a necessary component in the chemical reactions that transforms iron into steel. Steel is essential for building the critical infrastructure and the products that make our quality of life possible.


Teck's Steelmaking Coal Facts

6 The number  

of steelmaking coal operations we actively mine

62 The percentage  

of our gross profit, before depreciation and amortization, in 2018 that was from steelmaking coal

26.2 million  

tonnes of steelmaking coal produced in 2018

26.0 million  

tonnes of sales of steelmaking coal in 2018 to customers around the world

Where We Make It

Cardinal River

Cardinal River

Cardinal River Operations is a steelmaking coal operation located in west-central Alberta.

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Coal Mountain

Coal Mountain

Coal Mountain Operations is one of Teck's five steelmaking coal operations located in the Elk Valley of British Columbia, Canada.

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Elkview

Elkview

Elkview Operations is one of our five steelmaking coal operations located in the Elk Valley of British Columbia.

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Fording River

Fording River

Fording River Operations is one of our five steelmaking coal operations located in the Elk Valley of British Columbia.

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Greenhills Operation

Greenhills Operation

Greenhills Operations is one of our five steelmaking coal operations located in the Elk Valley of British Columbia.

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Line Creek

Line Creek

Line Creek Operations is one of our five steelmaking coal operations in the area located in the Elk Valley of British Columbia.

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Steelmaking coal is...

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?

Did you know?
​Approximately 170 tonnes of coal is needed to produce the steel in an average wind turbine. Read more about coal through the Coal Alliance.
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Our Stories

  • Meet Victoria Sterritt, Superconnector Innovation and Technology
  • Improving Aquatic Habitat at Greenhills Water
  • Growing Opportunities: Twin Sisters Native Plants Nursery Community
  • Partnering to Maintain and Protect Outdoor Recreation Near Cardinal River Operations Biodiversity
  • Engaging Communities to Prepare for Closure of Coal Mountain Operations Community
  • Safety Innovation at Coal Mountain Operations in support of our High-Potential Risk Control Strategy Our People
  • Protecting Grizzly Bears near our Cardinal River Operations Biodiversity
  • Reclamation Example: Reclamation Research at Fording River and Greenhills Biodiversity
  • Reclamation Example: Making a Mine Pit into an Aquatic Habitat Community
  • Closure Example: Cooperative Planning for Land Uses After Mining  Community
  • In Conversation – Ktunaxa Nation Council and Teck discuss Impact Management and Benefits Agreement Community
  • Mapping the Migration of Harlequin Ducks Biodiversity
  • Tool Time at Teck: Employee Innovation Improves Safety and Reduces Maintenance Time Innovation and Technology
  • Population of Threatened Caribou Herd Triples Thanks to Penning Program Biodiversity
  • Improving Haul Truck Efficiency at Elkview Operations Energy
  • Relearning to Fly Biodiversity
  • Crocodile Rock Community
  • Protecting Water Quality with Teck’s First Elk Valley Water Treatment Facility Water
  • Teck's Involvement in the Elk Valley Economic Initiative Community
  • Teck's Involvement with the Elk River Alliance Water
  • Selenium Management Successes at Cardinal River Operations Water
  • Improving Haul Truck Productivity Energy
  • Sheep Sharing: Teck Transplants Bighorn Sheep Across North America Biodiversity
  • Energy Management – Improving Dryer Fan Efficiency at Coal Mountain Operations Energy
  • From a Mined Pit to a Thriving Trout Habitat Biodiversity
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