Pingshuo East open-pit mine

From Global Energy Monitor

Pingshuo East open-pit mine (中国中煤能源股份有限公司平朔东露天煤矿) is a key project of the “11th Five-Year Plan” of China's coal industry. It is located at the northern end of the Ningwu Coalfield and is designed to produce 20 million tons(Mt) of raw coal per year.[1]


The undated satellite photo below shows the coal mine located in Yulin Town, Pinglu District, Shuozhou, Shanxi Province, China.

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Coal Mine Background

On January 5, 2009, the Pingshuo East open-pit mine with an annual production capacity of 20 million tons, as one of the national coal industry's "Eleventh Five-Year" key projects, started construction.[2] On October 28, 2016, the mine passed the national acceptance, marking that the mine officially entered the production and operation period.[3]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: China Coal Energy Holding Co., Ltd.
  • Parent Company: China Coal (57.36%), others(42.64%)[4]
  • Location:Yulin Town, Pinglu District, Shuozhou, Shanxi ProvinceChina
  • GPS Coordinates: 39.550649,112.442337(exact)
  • Status: Operating [5]
  • Production Capacity: 20Mt
  • Total Resource:1645.62Mt[6]
  • Minable Reserves: 1458.52Mt[7]
  • Coal Type: Bituminous(gas coal, long flame coal)[8]
  • Mine Size: 48.4098k㎡[9]
  • Mine Type: Surface
  • Start Year: 2016[10]
  • Source of Financing:

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