Batulicin coal mine

From Global Energy Monitor

The Batulicin coal mine is an opencast mine, operated by PT Arutmin Indonesia, a subsidiary of Bumi Resources, with a capacity of 5.9 million tonnes-per-annum (MTPA), north of Batulicin, South Kalimantan, Indonesia.[1]


The map below shows the approximate location of the Batulicin coal mine north of Batulicin, South Kalimanta, Indonesia.

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As of 2020, PT Arutmin Indonesia, a subsidiary of Bumi Resources, operates the coal mine.


In November 2001 Bumi Resources acquired 80% of PT Arutmin Indonesia (Arutmin) from BHP Minerals Exploration Inc. At the time of acquisition, Arutmin was the fourth largest coal producer in Indonesia.[2] In April 2004, Bumi Resources brought its shareholding in Arutmin up to 99.99% and the following year undertook a minor divestment of its shareholding in KPC. In 2007 Bumi Resources sold a 30% share of the company to Tata Power of India.

On its website the company states that "Ata coal is characterized by low ash, high sulphur, high Cv -, Mereh & Saring coal is characterized by high ash, low sulphur, low CV. Given the quality differentiation at these deposits, each deposit must be operated as separate unit The Ata coal should be blended with the Mereh and Saring deposits and washed to enhance the marketability of the final product."[3]

Mine Details

  • Sponsor: PT Arutmin Indonesia[1]
  • Parent company:Bumi Resources[1]
  • Location: Batulicin, South Kalimanta, Indonesia.[1]
  • Coordinates: -3.256975, 116.019495 (approximate)
  • Status: operating
  • Capacity: 5.9 MTPA)[4]
  • Reserves: 60 MT (proven and probable)[4]
  • In service: 2003[1]
  • Permits:
  • Coal type: Lignite
  • Mining method: Surface, opencast

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Indonesian Coal Book 2016/2017
  2. Bumi Resources, "Milestone", Bumi Resources website, accessed Jun 2010.
  3. Arutmin, "Operation Locations", Arutmin website, accessed May 2010.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Batulicin, Mining Data Solutions, accessed June 2020

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