Westmoreland Beulah Mining LLC – North Dakota
Westmoreland Beulah Mining LLC is a 9,000-acre surface mine complex located 75 miles northwest of Bismarck, North Dakota. It currently produces lignite from one active pit.
Coal 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 Mine produces approximately 2.9 million tons of lignite annually.
|2012||North Dakota Safety Council - Mine Safety Merit Award|
|2012||Westmoreland Coal Company President's Award for the safest mine within the company|
|2011||MSHA Certificate of Achievement in Safety, Small Coal Processing Facility Group - No Lost Work Days|
|2011||Rocky Mountain Institute Coal Mining Safety Award for 2010 - Small Mine Category|
|2011||North Dakota Lignite Energy Council Safety Excellence Award for 2010|
|2010||Sentinels of Safety - Certificate of Achievement for Its Outstanding Safety Record in 2010|
|2010||North Dakota Lignite Energy Council Safety Excellence Award for 2009|
|2009||North Dakota Public Service Commission - North Dakota Award for Excellence in Surface Coal Mining and Reclamation|
|2009||Lignite Energy Council Safety Excellence Award for 2008|
|2006||Lignite Energy Council Safety Excellence Award for 2005|
|2005||Sentinels of Safety - Certificate of Achievement (Coal Processing Plant)|
|2003||Top Lignite Energy Council Safety Excellence Award for 2002|
|2009||North Dakota Public Service Commission - North Dakota Award for Excellence in Surface Coal Mining & Reclamation|