Covid impacts Coal

Post date: Aug 3, 2020 8:10:05 PM

Production is set to be shut down for several weeks at one of the regions coal mines in response to a slowdown in the overseas market.

A spokesperson for Glencore has confirmed that discussions with Ulan Coal employees have begun on measures to manage the site’s coal production profile as the COVID-19 pandemic overseas continues to impact markets.

They say that the proposed measures include a combination of temporary site and equipment shutdowns that will enable Ulan to continue operations, manage the current market volatility, and limit the impact on our workforce.

The temporary shutdowns will last for up to two weeks and are planned to coincide with the September school holidays. Workers will be required to take leave during this time.

The changes are consistent with measures put in place in the past in response to challenging global market conditions.