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Coalcliff

Illawarra Coke Company

The rich coal deposits in the Coalcliff area (New South Wales) began to be mined in 1878 already by the Jetty Mine.

First coke ovens were put into operation few decades later - by 1914.

Image photography

By Viktor Macha in 2023.

Plant facts and figures

The plant have an annual capacity of 550000 tons.

The following processes are conducted in the plant:

  • Coke plant

This plant produces the following type of products:

  • Coal&Iron&Minerals

Full description

In 1954 the plant was renamed to Kembla Coal and Coke (KKC).

In 1984 the Corrimal works nearby were merged into one comapny.

Coal mining was shutdown for good in 1991 and five years later the coking plant was bought by the Canadian company Rio Tinto.

The Coalcliff coking plant was closed in 2013 after 99 years of continuous coke production.

Nowadays the land is determined for redevelopment.

Main data

Owner

The plant is owned by Legacy Property

Address

Plant address: 280 Lawrence Hargrave Dr Coalcliff NSW 2508, Australia

Country

The plant is located in Australia

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