Zhahazhuoer surface mine

From Global Energy Monitor

Zhahazhuoer surface mine (内蒙古霍林河露天煤业股份有限公司扎哈淖尔露天煤矿) belongs to the State Power Investment Corporation of Inner Mongolia and is located in Tongliao City, Inner Mongolia. Its current production capacity is 18 million tons per year.


The undated satellite photo below shows the coal mine located in Zhahazhuoer Town, Zhalute Banner, Tongliao City, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China.

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Coal Mine Background

The Zhahazhuoer surface mine was constructed in September 1999. The original production scale was 500,000 tons/year. The expansion began in May 2005, and the production capacity was expanded to 15 million tons/year. It was put into production in December 2010.[1] Approved by the State Administration of Coal Mine Safety in 2015, the production capacity was increased from 15 million tons/year to 18 million tons/year.[2]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Inner Mongolia Huolinhe Open-pit Coal Industry Co., Ltd.
  • Parent Company:State Power Investment Group Co., Ltd. (38.49%), Inner Mongolia Huolinhe Coal Industry Group Co., Ltd. (26.47%), others (35.04%)[3]
  • Location:Zhahazhuoer Town, Zhalute Banner, Tongliao City, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
  • GPS Coordinates: 45.378683,119.423037(exact)
  • Status: Operating [4]
  • Production Capacity: 18Mt/a
  • Total Resource:908.0864Mt[5]
  • Minable Reserves: 702.9Mt[6]
  • Coal Type: Lignite
  • Mine Size: 30.5421k㎡[7]
  • Mine Type: Surface
  • Start Year: 2010[8]
  • Source of Financing:

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