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Accountability: Our integrated coal handling infrastructure – mine-rail-port

The Cerrejón mining complex is located on the La Guajira peninsula in the North East of Colombia. The initial approach to mining of this area of La Guajira was threefold (mine-rail-port) and by 1986 the permanent facilities were completed. In the first ten years of mining, 100 million metric tonnes had been extracted and exported; the Extended West Pit then yielded a further 200 million tonnes before undergoing rehabilitation.

Each daily mining activity is planned with technical precision and we redesign our strategies of coal extraction to meet demand and production capabilities. While we continue to streamline our operations and strive for ever-greater efficiency, the blueprint of this fully integrated infrastructure is exactly the same today.

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