plies seaborne metallurgical coal, a key input in steel production. The company’s Coal Business is also a major supplier of seaborne energy coal (also known as thermal or steaming coal) and a domestic energy coal supplier in the countries where its mines are located. The company’s assets comprise the following: Queensland Coal (Australia) Queensland Coal comprises the BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) and BHP Billiton Mitsui Coal (BMC) Assets in the Bowen Basin in Central Queensland, Australia. The Bowen Basin is positioned to supply the seaborne market because of its metallurgical coals, which are suited to efficient blast furnace operations, and its geographical proximity to the Asian customers. The company has access to key infrastructure in the Bowen Basin, including a modern, multi-user rail network, and its own coal loading terminal at Hay Point, located near the city of Mackay. The company also has contracted capacity at three other multi-user port facilities, including the Port of Gladstone (RG Tanna Coal Terminal), Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal, and Abbot Point Coal Terminal. BMA: BMA owns and operates open-cut and underground metallurgical coal mines in the Bowen Basin, and also owns and operates the Hay Point Coal Terminal. The company shares 50–50 ownership with Mitsubishi Development. BMA operates the Goonyella Riverside, Broadmeadow, Daunia, Caval Ridge, Peak Downs, Saraji, Gregory Crinum and Blackwater mines. BMC: BMC is a subsidiary company owned by the company (80 per cent) and Mitsui & Co. Iron Ore Exploration & Mining Pty Ltd (20 per cent). BMC owns and operates South Walker Creek and Poitrel, both open-cut metallurgical coal mines in the Bowen Basin. New Mexico Coal (the United States) The company owns and operates the San Juan energy coal mine located in the U.S. state of New Mexico. The mine transports its production directly to the nearby San Juan Generating Station. The company also operates the nearby Navajo mine, located on Navajo Nation land in New Mexico. New South Wales Energy Coal (Australia) The company’s wholly owned New South Wales Energy Coal Asset owns and operates the Mt Arthur Coal open-cut energy coal mine in the Hunter Valley region of New South Wales, Australia. Cerrejón (Colombia) The company has a one-third interest in Cerrejón, which owns, operates and markets a major open-cut export energy coal mine, located in the La Guajira province of Colombia. Other Assets The company’s Other assets include the following: Nickel West (Australia) The company’s wholly owned Nickel West Asset in Western Australia consists of an integrated system of mines, concentrators, a smelter and a refinery. Strategy The company’s strategy is to own and operate large, long-life, low-cost, expandable, upstream assets diversified by commodity, geography and market. In line with the company’s strategy, it pursues growth opportunities consistent with its core skills of evaluating, developing and extracting resources in its businesses; distributing and selling the company’s products, and managing financial risk associated with its revenue through marketing; and defining and governing functional standards, which are implemented company-wide through its group functions. History BHP Billiton Limited was founded in 1885. The company was incorporated in 1885.
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