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Completion of Definitive Feasibility Study (DFS) marks major milestone for WCM

WCM is delighted to announce the completion of its Definitive Feasibility Study (DFS), which is a major milestone in the development of its plans for the creation of the Cumbrian metallurgical coal project to supply steelmakers in the UK and EU with high quality hard coking coal.

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West Cumbria Mining Ltd is a private company that is looking to provide high quality metallurgical coal mined in the UK, near Whitehaven in West Cumbria, to supply the steel industry at home and overseas. On March 19th 2019, Cumbria County Council (CCC) formally granted planning approval for the development of the Cumbrian Metallurgical Coal Project – to be known as Woodhouse Colliery. It is anticipated that site work will commence in early 2020, with coal production commencing around 24-months from the start of construction.

Currently WCM holds a series of licences which collectively cover an area of approximately 200 km2 off the coast at Whitehaven. Based on existing data, we believe there are over 750 million tonnes of steel-making coal resources across the area. We are aiming to develop a mine that will produce two to three million tonnes of hard metallurgical coal a year.

WCM is looking to support the people and environment local to the mine sites as the area evolves into a modern mining community which can be proud of its role in producing quality metallurgical coal for the UK and European steel industry.

Head Office: 

4th Floor Oakfield House | 35 Perrymount Road | Haywards Heath | West Sussex, RH16 3BW
Contact:  01444 410534

Site Office:

C/O Haig Museum | Solway Road | Kells | Whitehaven | Cumbria, CA28 9BG
Contact: 01946 848 333

We’d love to hear from you

Please get in touch with any questions or comments relating to the progress of the mine.

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Latest News & Events

Completion of Definitive Feasibility Study (DFS) marks major milestone for WCM

WCM is delighted to announce the completion of its Definitive Feasibility Study (DFS), which is a major milestone in the development of its plans for the creation of the Cumbrian metallurgical coal project to supply steelmakers in the UK and EU with high quality hard coking coal.