Pike River Project

On 6 November 2014, Solid Energy announced that it would not continue with the project to re-enter the drift (main access tunnel) at the former Pike River Mine in the Grey District because the company considered that the risks to life remained too high.

Solid Energy bought the assets of Pike River Coal Ltd (in receivership) on 17 July 2012 and entered into agreements with the Government setting out responsibilities around recovery of the bodies of the 29 men who were killed in the mine explosion in November 2010. Since the purchase, the company has held regular meetings with the Pike River families’ group.

Technical documents

A number of people and news media organisations have asked Solid Energy for reports made by and for the company in relation to the project. Several of these are available here. They are:

Documents relating to the initial purchase of the Pike River Coal Ltd (in receivership) assets are: