New World Resources

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New World Resources Plc
Industry Mining
Headquarters Amsterdam, Netherlands
Key people
Gareth Penny (Executive Chairman)
Revenue 676 million (2014)[1]
56 million (2012)[2]
(1) million (2012)[2]
Number of employees
17,000 inc. contractors[citation needed]

New World Resources Plc ('NWR') is one of Central Europe's hard coal and coke producer. The Company produces coking and thermal coal for the steel and energy sectors in Central Europe through its subsidiary OKD, a.s. (Czech: Ostravsko-karvinské doly; Ostrava-Karviná Mines), the largest hard coal mining company in the Czech Republic.

NWR NV became listed on the London and Prague stock exchanges in 2008, the largest Initial Public Offering on the LSE that year as well as the only listing on the PSE. NWR is listed in London, Prague and Warsaw. It is a constituent of FTSE Small Cap Index.[citation needed]

Following substantial continuing losses in 2013, 2014 and 2015,[3][4] the company shares traded at the end of 2015 at 0.18 CZK (0.03 % of their original value).[5]


Regular mining activities in Silesia in the northeast region of the Czech Crown lands commenced in 1782 and were then nationalized in 1946. The company was established on privatisation of elements of the coal industry of the Czech Republic which started in 1994; in 2004 46% of the business was bought up by Karbon Invest which itself was acquired by RPG Group (owned by Mr Zdenek Bakala, a Czech billionaire), shortly thereafter.[6] In 2005 the coal and coke businesses of that company were restructured as New World Resources B.V. and were the subject of an Initial Public Offering as New World Resources N.V. in 2008.[7] In 2013 NWR sold its coke subsidiary, OKK Koksovny, a.s.


The company's main operations comprise OKD (a coal mining business) and NWR KARBONIA (a Polish coal and coke business).[citation needed] It mines in the Silesian part of the Czech Republic in Karviná basin and has two development projects in Poland.[citation needed]

According to its website, NWR has 58 million tonnes and 186 million tonnes of Joint Ore Reserves Committee reserves in the Czech Republic and Poland, respectively, and, headquartered in the Netherlands, it employs 14,000 people (incl. contractors).[8]

According to its website, NWR supplies to a blue chip customer base in the region, major customers include ArcelorMittal, ČEZ, Veolia Energie, Moravia Steel, U. S. Steel Košice, s.r.o., Verbund, voestalpine and ThyssenKrupp.[8]


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