Glenbrook Steel Mill

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The Glenbrook Steel Mill, the only steel mill in New Zealand, is owned by New Zealand Steel, a subsidiary of Bluescope Steel. The Glenbrook Steel Mill is located approximately 60 kilometres south of Auckland. New Zealand Steel is owned by BlueScope Steel.[1]

Coal supply

New Zealand Steel's Glenbrook steel mill is the second largest domestic consumer of New Zealand coal, consuming approximately 800,000 tonnes a year.[2] Coal for the plant is supplied from the Huntly East mine and the Rotowaro Opencast Mine, accounting for 95%[3] and 25% respectively of the two mines. Both mines are owned by Solid Energy, a government-owned coal mining company.[4] (The Huntly Power Station, which is owned and operated by Genesis Energy, is the largest consumer).

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Contact details

New Zealand Steel
Mission Bush Road
Private Bag 92121
Auckland 1142
New Zealand
Phone: +64 9 375 8999
Fax: +64 9 375 8213

Articles and Resources


  1. New Zealand Steel, "History", New Zealand Steel website, accessed April 2012.
  2. Ministry of Economic Development, "Introduction to New Zealand’s Coal Resources", August 2011, page 2.
  3. Solid Energy, "Huntley East Underground mine", Solid Energy website, accessed March 2012.
  4. Solid Energy, "Rotowaro Mine". Solid Energy, August 2008.

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