It comprises mainly hard coal mining, enrichment and sales to the utility scale power plants and individual customers. Apart from hard coal mining, the segment’s other activities also include mining operations involving open pit extraction of limestone, as well as its processing and sales within the Group and outside the Group.
The operations in this Line of Business are conducted by TAURON Wydobycie S.A., Kopalnia Wapienia ”Czatkowice” sp. z o.o. and Spółka Usług Górniczych sp. z o.o.
Hard coal mining
The current structure of TAURON Wydobycie S.A. is based on the model composed of the Center (Centrum), with its seat in Jaworzno, and three production plants (coal mines): Zakład Górniczy Sobieski (Sobieski Coal Mine) in Jaworzno, Zakład Górniczy Janina (Janina Coal Mine) in Libiąż and Zakład Górniczy Brzeszcze (Brzeszcze Coal Mine) in Brzeszcze. The Center’s operations include, among other, shared functions management, planning and sales. The production facilities are mainly dealing with hard coal mining and enrichment. This Line of Business also includes a subsidiary that provides mining works services – Spółka Usług Górniczych sp. z o.o.
Kopalnia Wapienia ”Czatkowice” sp. z o.o. is an open pit mine, extracting high quality carbonate limestone deposits, located at 28 km away from Cracow, in the Krzeszowice municipality.
The limestone from the Czatkowice deposit is used in the power generation, steel making, construction, lime, cement, sugar, road building industries, as well as in agriculture.