CENTENNIAL Coal is retrenching as many as 30 people from its Myuna colliery, which presently employs 255 people.
Another 21 people are being transferred to the company’s Mandalong mine.
A Centennial spokesperson said Myuna was being restructured because of the economic downturn in mining, and because of difficult geological conditions at the mine.
Myuna had approval to produce two million tonnes a year but production was being cut from about 1.8million tonnes a year to 1.4million tonnes a year to make the mine more economic.
Myuna supplies coal to Eraring power station.
‘‘This has been a difficult decision and Centennial is committed to diligently working through a process that will sensitively support those impacted,’’ the spokesperson said.
Centennial, owned by Thai company Banpu, began as a domestic coal company supplying to NSW power stations.