13 Mar 2012

First coal from Solid Energy's new mine

2:01 pm on 13 March 2012

Solid Energy's new opencast coalmine on the West Coast has produced its first coal for the New Zealand market.

The Reddale mine, north-east of Reefton, is expected to produce 140,000 tonnes of coal over three years.

Solid Energy says although Reddale is small, it is the first new mine the company has opened for many years.