East Kutai coal mine

From Global Energy Monitor

The East Kutai coal mine was a proposed opencast mine, operated by Leighton contractors, subsidiary of Churchill Mining and Ridlatama Group, with a potential capacity of 30 million tonnes per annum, in East Kutai, East Kalimantan, Indonesia.[1]

The mine came under increasing scrutiny and opposition and was shelved and cancelled.[2]


The map below shows the approximate location of East Kutai Coal Mine in the East Kutai Regency, East Kalimantan, Indonesia.

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According to Mining Technology, "Construction was expected to begin in 2010 with completion slated for 2012. However, a legal dispute between the company and the local administrative tribunal over the validity of the mine’s license has delayed the project. The company has been alleged to have forged the mine’s license."[3]

Claimed reserves are 2.73 billion tons (693mt measured, 825mt indicated and 1.2bn tons).[3]

Project Details

  • Owner: Leighton contractors
  • Parent company: Churchill Mining (75%) and Ridlatama Group (25%).
  • Location: East Kutai Regency, East Kalimantan, Indonesia
  • GPS coordinates: 1.037690, 117.831120
  • Mine status: Cancelled
  • Start year:’
  • Capacity: 30 MTPA
  • Mineable reserves: 273 MT.[3]
  • Coal type:
  • Mine size: 35000 hectares[3]
  • Mine type: opencast
  • Additional proposed production:
  • Equipment:
  • Number of employees:

Articles and resources


  1. Churchill Mining Update on East Kutai Coal Project, Aim Listing, accessed September 2020
  2. Ridlatama Grant Case Settled, Churchill Mining Operation is Illegal, APN News, January 15, 2013.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 East Kutai Coal Project Mining Technology, accessed Dec 13, 2019

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