Vereinigtes Schleenhain coal mine

From Global Energy Monitor

The Vereinigtes Schleenhain coal mine is operated by MIBRAG, producing 11 million tonnes per annum, near Groitzsch and Neukieritzsch in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.[1]


The satellite photo below shows the area of the mine near Groitzsch and Neukieritzsch in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.

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In 1995, as a result of the privatization of the opencast mines of the Central German Revier, the Schleenhain open-cast mine and the Groitzscher Dreieck and Peres opencast mines, which were suspended in 1991, were combined by MIBRAG mbH to form the United Schleenhain open-cast mine with the three mining fields of the same name. After extensive modernization work since 1999, this has been used exclusively to supply coal to the new Lippendorf power plant. According to the current planning permits, mining is to continue until 2040, but due to Germany's coal exit, will likely cease in 2038.

Project Details

  • Owner: Mitteldeutsche Braunkohlengesellschaft mbH (MIBRAG)
  • Parent company:
  • Location: near Groitzsch and Neukieritzsch in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
  • GPS coordinates: 51.128, 12.386 (exact)
  • Mine status: Operating
  • Start year: 1949
  • Coal type: lignite
  • Mine size: 17 km2
  • Mine type: Surface
  • Production: 11 million tons per year
  • Equipment: Open cast mining
  • Number of employees:
  • Retirement Year:2040
  • Coal Plant:

Articles and resources


  1. Germany's Three Lignite Mining Regions, Clean Energy Wire, 2018.

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