Haerwusu Surface Mine

From Global Energy Monitor

Shenhua Haerwusu Surface Mine (中国神华能源股份有限公司哈尔乌素分公司(哈尔乌素露天矿)) is located in the east of Xujiawan Town of Jungar Banner, Inner Monogolia, China. It is managed by the Haerwusu Branch Company of China Shenhua Energy.


The undated satellite photo below shows the coal mine located in Xuejiawan Town, Jungar Banner, Ordos, Inner Mongolia.

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Coal Mine Background

November 25, 2005, the Shenhua Harwusu Surface Mine Project was officially approved by the National Development and Reform Commission[1], becoming the largest open-pit mine in China.It is also one of the key coal mines of China's "11th Five-Year Plan". The construction of Harwusu Surface Mine started in May 2006, and was completed and put into operation in December 2008. [2] As of January 2022, the mine's approved production capacity is 35 million tons per year.[3]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: China Shenhua Energy, Haerwusu Branch
  • Parent Company: National Energy Investment Group(69.45%), HKSCC NOMINEES LIMITED(17.05%), Others(13.5%)
  • Location: Xuejiawan Town, Jungar Banner, Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China
  • GPS Coordinates: 39.731044, 111.258324(exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Production Capacity: 35 Mt[3]
  • Total Resource:
  • Minable Reserves: 1,731Mt [4]
  • Coal Type: Lignite
  • Mine Size: 67.17 k㎡[5]
  • Mine Type: Surface
  • Start Year: 2008[6]
  • Source of Financing:

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