Beulah Mine – North Dakota

Beulah Mine - North Dakota

Dakota Westmoreland Corporation – Beulah Mine

Dakota Westmoreland Corporation – Beulah Mine is a 9,000-acre surface mine complex located 75 miles northwest of Bismarck, North Dakota. It currently produces lignite from one active pit.

Beulah Mine - North DakotaCoal from this operation supplies the fuel requirements for the adjacent 427 megawatt Coyote Generating Station. Coyote is a low-cost, base-load generation facility that utilizes emission control technologies and purchases all of its lignite from the Beulah Mine.  Dakota Westmoreland also owns and controls a four-mile rail spur that connects the mine and plant to the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad’s Stanton line, which it uses to supply the two-unit 75 megawatt Heskett Station, located 74 miles away.

The Beulah Mine produces approximately 2.9 million tons of lignite annually.

Safety Awards

2012North Dakota Safety Council - Mine Safety Merit Award
2012Westmoreland Coal Company President's Award for the safest mine within the company
2011MSHA Certificate of Achievement in Safety, Small Coal Processing Facility Group - No Lost Work Days
2011Rocky Mountain Institute Coal Mining Safety Award for 2010 - Small Mine Category
2011North Dakota Lignite Energy Council Safety Excellence Award for 2010
2010Sentinels of Safety - Certificate of Achievement for Its Outstanding Safety Record in 2010
2010North Dakota Lignite Energy Council Safety Excellence Award for 2009
2009North Dakota Public Service Commission - North Dakota Award for Excellence in Surface Coal Mining and Reclamation
2009Lignite Energy Council Safety Excellence Award for 2008
2006Lignite Energy Council Safety Excellence Award for 2005
2005Sentinels of Safety - Certificate of Achievement (Coal Processing Plant)
2003Top Lignite Energy Council Safety Excellence Award for 2002

Environmental Awards

2009North Dakota Public Service Commission - North Dakota Award for Excellence in Surface Coal Mining & Reclamation