Shengli East No.2 Open Pit Mine

From Global Energy Monitor

Shengli East No. 2 Open Pit Mine (大唐国际发电股份有限公司胜利东二号露天矿) is located in the middle of Shengli Coalfield in Inner Monogolia, China. It is managed and operated by Inner Mongolia Datang International Xilinhaote Mining Co., a subcompany of China Datang Corporation.


The undated satellite photo below shows the coal mine located in the northeast of Xilinhot, Xilin Gol, Inner Mongolia.

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Coal Mine Background

Shengli East No. 2 Open Pit Mine is one of the 10 ten-million-ton scale surface coal mines of the National 11th Five-Year Plan for coal industry. The project includes three phases.

Project phase I, whose production capacity is 10 million tonnes(Mt), has completed construction and passed the national inspection in 2010.

Phase II is the expansion project based upon the phase I, having production capacity of 30 Mt per year. Project Phase II was approved by the National Development and Reform Commission(NDRC) in February 2011. [1]

Project phase III, which has not begun construction, is expected to have capacity of 60Mt per year. It will then become the largest surface mine in Asia.[2]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Inner Mongolia Datang International Xilinhaote Mining Co.
  • Parent Company: China Datang
  • Location: Northeast of Xilin Hot, Xilin Gol, Inner Mongolia, China
  • GPS Coordinates: 44.06697, 116.22348(exact)
  • Status:
    • Phase I: Operating
    • Phase II: Proposed
    • Phase III: Proposed
  • Production Capacity:
    • Phase I: 10 Mt/year
    • Phase II: 30 Mt/year
    • Phase III: 60 Mt/year
  • Total Resource: 5,318.72 Mt[3]
  • Minable Reserves: 3,970.02Mt
  • Coal Type: Lignite
  • Mine Size: 49.63 k㎡[4]
  • Mine Type: Surface
  • Start Year:
    • Phase I: 2010
    • Phase II:
    • Phase III:
  • Source of Financing:

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