Canada

Sheerness Mine

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Overview

Mine TypeOpen Pit
StatusClosing / Closed
Commodities
  • Coal (thermal)
Mining Method
  • Dragline
  • Truck & Shovel / Loader
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SnapshotThe Sheerness Mine, with 7,000 hectares now under reclamation, traditionally supplied up to 3.4 million tonnes annually of production to the two-unit 780-MW Sheerness Generating Station over 32 years.

Owners

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CompanyInterestOwnership
Prairie Mines & Royalty ULC (PMRULC) (operator) 100 % Direct
Westmoreland Mining LLC (WML) 100 % Indirect
The Sheerness mine is owned by Prairie Mines & Royalty ULC. Westmoreland Mining LLC conducts its Canadian coal operations through Prairie Mines & Royalty ULC.

Deposit type

  • Sedimentary

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Reserves

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Mining Methods

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Comminution

Crushers and Mills

Milling equipment has not been reported.

Processing

Summary:

The exposed coal is hauled directly from the mine to the generating station.

Production

CommodityUnits202320222021202020192018201720162015
Coal (thermal) Mt  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe2.52.83.23.12.8
Heat ContentBTU/lb7,0887,0137,249
Sulfur%0.50.540.50.5
All production numbers are expressed as ROM coal.

Operational metrics

Metrics202320222021202020192018201720162015
Coal tonnes mined  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe2.5 Mt2,825,853 t3,499 k tons3,455 k tons
Annual mining capacity  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe4,000 k tons3,638 k tons3,638 k tons

Production Costs

Commodity production costs have not been reported.

Heavy Mobile Equipment

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Personnel

Mine Management

Job TitleNameProfileRef. Date
....................... Subscription required ....................... Subscription required Subscription required May 16, 2024

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