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Sale of Solid Energy’s Southland mines to Greenbriar finalised

Settlement has today been reached in the sale of Solid Energy’s Ohai and New Vale mines to Greenbriar. The transaction sees all of the mines’ current employees and operations transferring to the new owner. Chief Executive Tony King said that in the circumstances today’s settlement is an extremely pleasing outcome. “The mines are transferring into… Read more »

Transfer of Solid Energy’s West Coast assets underway in April

Solid Energy has announced that the transfer of permits and other conditions for the West Coast assets purchased by Birchfield Coal Mines Limited have been approved, paving the way for settlement to take place this month. The assets sold to Birchfield, a local West Coast mining business, are: Strongman Mine, Island Block Mine, the Reefton… Read more »

Solid Energy Statement post Select Committee meeting

16 February 2017 The Chair of Solid Energy confirmed at today’s Select Committee meeting that his Board stands by their 2014 decision that the mine drift remains unsafe for a manned re-entry and is pleased that their decision is supported by the Mines Rescue Trust, as well as the Crown. A statement from the Board… Read more »

No buyer for Spring Creek mine leads to closure

Despite an exhaustive sales process Solid Energy has been unsuccessful in securing a buyer for Spring Creek Mine and has reluctantly taken the decision to close the mine. Spring Creek Mine has been in care and maintenance since 2012 when production was stopped following a review of the mine’s economic viability. It will now be… Read more »