Welcome to Ulan Coal
Welcome to Ulan Coal Mines Limited (UCML) one of the most established coal mining operations in the western coalfields of NSW. We consist of two approved underground mining operations (Ulan No.3 which is existing, and Ulan West which has just commenced construction) and an Open Cut coal reserve.
The mining operations at UCML are one of a number of mining assets owned and/or managed by Xstrata Coal NSW (XCN). To assist in maintaining coal production across the group, UCML is proposing to recommence and extend the open cut, as well as concurrently mining the approved Ulan No. 3 underground and the approved Ulan West area. The 21 year conceptual mine plan involves open cut and longwall mining in the Ulan Seam. All associated underground, open cut mining and land management activities within UCML land holdings, as a collective, is referred to as the Ulan Mine Complex.
The proposed extension of the open cut, continued Ulan No. 3 underground and Ulan West underground are shown in the figure "Ulan Coal Continued Operations Project Area". A combined production rate of up to 20 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) product coal is proposed for the 21 year mine plan. The Project will employ approximately 931 people including ancillary contractors when at full production.