The role our coal plays in Wales

Coal has been, and still is, an essential and integral part of Welsh industry.

Our customers in Wales include Tata Steel, a major employer in South Wales and Cemex UK, who operates in Wales to produce building materials for industry. We also supply our coal to various heritage railways around Wales and the UK.

Coal is an essential part of the steel making process, and competitively produced Welsh coal, such as would be supplied from Nant Llesg, will help support Tata Steel’s operations. Tata Steel employs around 7,000 people in Wales and contributes some £3.5bn annually to the Welsh economy.