UK Coal is the largest producer of coal in the UK and a significant supplier of energy to the UK's electricity industry.
Following the privatisation of the UK coal mining industry in 1994, UK Coal acquired some of British Coal's former mines and today we operate two deep mines and several surface mines.
Our deep mines produce over 5.5m tonnes of coal per year and use some of the most advanced mining techniques employed anywhere in the world.
Our surface mines produce around 1.8m tonnes of coal per year, and our restoration techniques have won a number of awards.
In total we provide the UK with around 5% of it's energy needs.
A significant employer
We're an important employer with around 2,500 highly skilled employees in a wide range of jobs from mining engineers to ecologists. We work for 5.5 million hours every year to safely produce coal that helps to power the UK and keep the lights on in 6 million homes.
Our commitment to the environment
Our award winning Restoration projects have transformed sites into areas of outstanding natural beauty following the completion of our mining operations.
Restoration plays a key part of our planning applications and we are proud that these projects have won many awards in recent years.