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Nippon Steel Corporation (NSC) is a Japanese steel company.
Nippon Steel states that in 2010 58% of the Japanese steel industry's imports of coking coal were from Australia with 10% from Canada. Nippon Steel's imports represented 29.5% of the total.
The company lists coal supply projects that it has invested in as being:
- Mount Thorley Warkworth mine in Australia, Rio Tinto Coal Australia, 55.6% NSC 9.5% Other Japanese 34.9% 7 million tonne per annum capacity;
- Hail Creek mine in Australia, Rio Tinto Coal Australia 82.0% NSC 8.0% Other Japanese 10.0% 8 million tonne per annum capacity;
- Moranbah North mine in Australia Anglo American, 88.0% NSC 5.0% Other Japanese 7.0% 5 million tonne per annum capacity;
- Carborough Downs mine in Australia Vale, 80.0% 4 million tonne per annum capacity;
- Integra mine in Australia Vale 61.2% 5 million tonne per annum capacity;
- Bulga mine in Australia Xstrata Coal, 68.3% NSC 12.5% Other Japanese 19.2% 10 million tonne per annum capacity;
- Elkview mine in Canada, Teck Coal Partnership, 95.0% NSC 2.5% POSCO 2.5% 7 million tonne per annum capacity;
Articles and resources
- Nippon Steel, "Raw Materials and Fuel: Imports of Iron Ore and Coking Coal by Major Supply Source: Japanese Steel Industry and Nippon Steel", Nippon Steel website, July 2010.