To help keep our investors and analysts up to date with our operations, South32 recently hosted a site tour of the Appin mine at our Illawarra Metallurgical Coal operation.

Site tours and operational management interaction are both very important components of the research process for investors and analysts who cover South32. 

The group of 20 started the day by attending a pre-start meeting with management, which covered the previous 24 hours of performance.

Then it was time to take the long lift ride down to our underground operations.  The group was accompanied by Chief Operating Officer, Paul Harvey and Vice President Operations, Jason Economidis and visited the longwall and development operations.

Back above ground the group toured the West Cliff coal preparation plant and the Dendrobium and Appin mine longwall control centre.

A presentation was shared with the group to provide an update on Illawarra Metallurgical Coal, which was followed with a Q&A with operational management.

To view the presentation, click here.