Mindeli coal mine

From Global Energy Monitor
This article is part of the Global Coal Mine Tracker, a project of Global Energy Monitor.

The Mindeli coal mine is an underground coal mine, operated by Saknakhshiri LLC, and producing 100,000 tonnes, in the Tkibuli- Shaori coalfield, Georgia.[1]


The satellite photo below shows the approximate location of the Mindeli coal mine in Tkibuli, Georgia.

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According to Global Methane Initiative, the mine resumed coal extraction in 2008 after a 15-year break.[1]

The mine currently supplies cement factories in Kaspi and Rustavi and in 2013, briefly held plans to increase capacity to accommodate two thermal power plants with generation capacities of 160MW and 300MW (from 0.850 mtpa to 0.9 mtpa and construct a new mineshaft to accommodate an additional 2-3 mtpa). However, production from the mine has decreased based on national production figures.[1]

Saknakhshiri additionally holds a license for coal extraction from the Vale coalfield near Akhaltsikhe, in southern Georgia, estimated to have coal reserves of more than 75 million tonnes for open cast mining.[1]

Project Details

  • Owner: Saknakhshiri LLC[1]
  • Parent company:
  • Location: Tkibuli- Shaori coalfield, Georgia[1]
  • GPS coordinates:42.339430, 42.988558 (approximate)
  • Mine status:Operating[1]
  • Start year: 2008 (resumed)[1]
  • Mineable reserves:
  • Coal type: bituminous[1]
  • Mine size:
  • Mine type: Underground[1]
  • Production: 0.1 million ton per annum
  • Equipment:
  • Number of employees:

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Global Methane Initiative,Georgia, Summary of Coal Industry, 2013, accessed online November 2020

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