As the only organisation representing the global coal industry, the World Coal Institute (WCI) has a vital role to play in providing a voice for coal on the world stage. This voice just got stronger with the admission of US coal producers Peabody Energy and Arch Coal as new members.
The WCI has also welcomed a number of new associate members over recent months: the Philippine Chamber of Coal Mines; the Association of British Mining Equipment Companies; and the Underground Coal Gasification Partnership. WCI now has 13 associate members in addition to its 18 corporate members.
The growth in membership will enable the WCI to deliver a stronger, more cohesive message on behalf of the international coal industry. The entry of further US coal producers into the WCI is particularly important, as it ensures the world’s second largest coal producing country has an international voice.
WCI Chief Executive, Milton Catelin, commented, “It is important that the WCI reflects the diversity and vitality of the global coal industry. The steady growth in membership over the past two years means that the WCI is now more than ever in a position to represent global coal interests in the important debates confronting the industry, such as global warming. The WCI is now much more effective for its spread of large and small producers, developing and developed nations, and stakeholders who have a vital interest in the responsible use of coal.”
WCI Corporate Members
PT Adaro Indonesia
BHB Billiton Energy Coal
BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance
Carbones del Cerréjon
Carbones del Zulia
Solid Energy New Zealand
Store Norske Spitsbergen Grupekompani
WCI Associate Members
Associaç¦o Brasileira do Carv¦o Mineral
Australian Coal Association
Association of British Mining Equipment Companies
Coal Association of Canada
Coal Association of New Zealand
Confederation of UK Coal Producers
Indonesian Coal Mining Association
National Mining Association
Philippine Chamber of Coal Mines
Shaanxi Coalfields Geological Bureau