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The mines, NRE No. 1 Colliery and NRE Wongawilli Colliery, contain estimated coal reserves of 125 million tonnes (mt) and have a potential mine life of over 30 years. The hard coking coal production is being increased from the current level of around 1.5mt per annum to over 5mt by 2016, according to information available on the website of the firm.
The company also enjoys the advantage of being close to a port facility, Port Kembla Coal Terminal. Access to this terminal offers favourable transportation logistics and reduces transportation costs, the website informed.