Safe, responsible and efficient
Banks Mining mines coal in the UK via the “opencast” or surface coal mining method.
Banks Mining develops, operates and restores surface coal mines in a modern, safe, responsible and efficient way throughout the north of England and Scotland to the highest possible standards.
Why? Isn’t coal yesterday’s fuel?
Because the UK still needs coal for electricity generation (unabated coal fired power stations are being phased out by 2025 in the UK) and coal is a vital ingredient in the manufacture of steel and cement. It is also used in the manufacture of sugar from sugar beat, food production and carbon fibre products.
Banks Mining currently mine around one million tonnes of coal a year from our surface coal mines in south east Northumberland (Shotton and Brenkley Lane) and latest one, Bradley, in County Durham. Coal in the UK is used to produce iron and steel, cement, sugar, food and drink, carbon fibre products, electricity and in other industrial processes.