The long-term contract secures the supply of a considerable annual trading amount of steam coal to HMS Bergbau AG. “We have taken another step toward securing large-scale supplies of high-grade coal resources. Increasingly stringent environmental regulations are making this factor progressively more significant,” said Heinz Schernikau, CEO, HMS Bergbau. “We continue to see considerable growth potential in Indonesia. Our subsidiary HMS Indonesia is therefore planning to attain own concessions to secure long-term coal resources.” During 2010, HMS Bergbau AG will continue its strategic objective to evolve from a sole coal trading company into a vertically integrated group.