Welcome to Bulga Coal
Bulga Coal includes Bulga Open Cut, Bulga Underground Operations and the Coal Handling and Preparation Plant. Bulga Coal is located 15 kilometres southwest of Singleton near the village of Broke in New South Wales.
Bulga Coal produces approximately 16 million tonnes of semi soft coking coal and thermal coal a year, which is railed to the Port of Newcastle for export to China and Japan. The coal is used predominately for steel making and power generation.
Coal mining at Bulga Coal began in 1982 when BHP was granted approval to mine coal, known as the Saxonvale Mine. Underground mining commenced at South Bulga in 1992, Beltana in 2001 and Blakefield South in 2008. Operating as separate business units, Bulga Open Cut and Bulga Underground are managed by Glencore. Mining finished at Bulga Underground in May 2018 and the mine will be sealed.
Bulga Coal employs approximately 900 employees and contractors at its open cut and underground operations. Owning around 6,000 hectares of land, Bulga Coal is one of the largest landholders in the area. Our focus is on implementing the highest environmental standards and best practice to ensure our licence to operate and developing long-term, sustainable relationships with our local community.
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Bulga Coal is committed to the goal of sustainable development. We balance social, environmental and economic considerations in how we manage our business. At all times we remain conscious that what we do today in our business should not compromise the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.