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The team at WCM are passionate about coking coal and our mining heritage, together with educating people about the requirements for our product in the production of steel.

Today, members of the team spent the morning, with Jeremy Paxman, discussing the history of coal mining in the UK, its decline and potential revival through our Woodhouse Colliery project in Cumbria.

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What is the plan?

  • Developing a world class metallurgical coal mine

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West Cumbria Mining is investing in developing plans for the creation of a metallurgical coal mine off the coast near Whitehaven in West Cumbria to supply the UK and European steel-making coal market, which currently imports around 45 million tonnes per annum.

Cumbria is an area rich in mining history and experience and we will be looking to harness this knowledge in a modern mine, which will have the benefits of first class levels of health and safety as well as a cleaner and more pleasant environment than the previous mines of Cumbria’s history.

Since 2014,  a programme of coal exploration, both onshore and offshore has been undertaken, and this has proven the presence of high quality steel-making coal with very attractive properties including extremely low ash and phosphorus. This exploration continued through the summer and autumn of 2017 with the planned  drilling of an additional six boreholes offshore.

The results of this exploration work determines details such as the design of the mine, method of extraction and processing of the coal itself.

A planning application was submitted in May 2017, with determination anticipated in 2018.

Find out more about the plan

We’d love to hear from you

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

You can also email us to say you’d like to sign up to receive our newsletter which will give you the updates straight to your inbox.

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We won’t share your data with anyone else – see our privacy policy for more details.

Latest News & Events

The team at WCM are passionate about coking coal and our mining heritage, together with educating people about the requirements for our product in the production of steel.

Today, members of the team spent the morning, with Jeremy Paxman, discussing the history of coal mining in the UK, its decline and potential revival through our Woodhouse Colliery project in Cumbria.