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Solid Energy reports progress with Pike River Mine unmanned exploration

Released 19 June 2017 Solid Energy says the Pike River Mine unmanned exploration project is making good progress and reiterates its previous statements that the video footage of the mine conditions does not in any way contradict the decision that manned re-entry is not safe. The project team working on the unmanned exploration of the… Read more »

Statement from Solid Energy re Pike River Mine 8 May 2017

Solid Energy responds to recent inaccurate media commentary about the Pike River mine in a repeated attempt to put the record straight. The directors of Solid Energy utterly reject any allegation that they are involved in any form of a cover-up. “We ask once again, what possible motive would there be for the directors, two… Read more »

Statement from Solid Energy re Pike River Mine Video Footage 1 May 2017

Solid Energy confirms that the video footage of Mines Rescue workers setting up a robot in the Pike River drift and the robot travelling 1570 metres up the drift was taken into account by the company’s experts as part of the risk assessment for the mine re-entry. Solid Energy Chief Executive Tony King said the… Read more »

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 »