Welcome to ROA Mining Company Ltd


ROA Mining Company Ltd operates the ROA Mine which is situated on the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island, 30km northeast of Greymouth, in the Greymouth Coalfield. 

ROA Mine is predominantly an underground mine producing high quality hard coking coal. Coal is extracted using board and pillar and hydro monitor techniques then pumped to the surface in slurry pipelines to the processing plant. 

Processed coal is stockpiled at the mine and then transported by road to our rail loading facility at Stillwater.  From Stillwater coal is transported 190km by train across the Southern Alps to the East Coast port of Lyttelton near Christchurch.  Lyttelton Port can accept vessels with capacity up to 65,000 metric tonnes.  There is also provision for the coal to be transported to the Port of Greymouth on the West Coast which can cater for ships and barges up to 8,000 metric tonnes.

To maintain high quality, transportation of coal to the ports is undertaken for specific cargo only. Great care is taken to avoid contamination at each stage of the transportation process.