The company said November 5 that the new deal, which provides coal from the Kemmerer complex for FMC’s Westvaco and Granger operations, replaces two existing contracts that had been scheduled to terminate in 2016 and 2021. Both agreements now expire in 2026.

“Westmoreland views FMC as a key partner at our Kemmerer mine,” Chief Executive Officer Keith Alessi said. “The contract extension provides Westmoreland an additional long-term cornerstone industrial customer at our Kemmerer mine and we anticipate a continuing positive partnership.”

Westmoreland Coal owns both sub-bituminous and lignite properties and is the oldest independent coal company in the U.S.