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Centennial Coal has helped to host visitors to Lithgow from twelve different African countries. Members of the delegation are studying mineral and energy economics and were interested in learning more about Australian industry’s operations, social engagement and the regulatory environment.

With one delegation visiting in April and another one in May the visitors have experienced an underground mine tour, a visit to Mount Piper Power Station and been immersed in an underground emergency using the virtual reality technology at Mines Rescue Station in Lithgow. 

Staying at the Black Gold in Wallerawang they experienced country food and hospitality and were given a unique insight into the mining history of the area by Black Gold owner, and former coal miner, Rob Cluff.

The mine and energy tour was organised by the Minerals Council of Australia in conjunction with the Australian National University.  The delegates are completing a six-week short course funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s flagship development program.