Diversified mining company Anglo American Plc has started work
on the first phase of the Trend-Roman coal expansion project
near Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia, according to local media
The Trend-Roman Mine
produces hard coking coal and the expansion is expected to
extend the life of the Trend operation by 16 years, the
London-based company said.
Anglo has begun
construction on the projects water management
infrastructure, which the British Columbia provincial
government approved in early August.
"The approval of the
Roman projects first phase is an important milestone in
our strategic plans to grow our metallurgical coal output in
Canada, with the completed expansion producing up to 2.5
million (tonnes per year) of metallurgical coal and employing
up to 450 people," Anglo American chief executive officer Mark
The company expects to
receive the permit for the second phase of the project by the
end of 2013 and to complete the expansion by the first quarter
A version of this article was first published by AMM sister
publication Steel First.