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Saturday, January 7, 2012

China builds first 200 million tonne coal base

Saturday, 07 Jan 2012

It is reported that Shenhua Shendong Coal Group Corporation produced 202 million tonnes of commercial coal in 2011 becoming the first 200 million tonne commercial coal production base in China.

The company said it had set several new records in coal output and sales in 2011. Its annual output of raw and commercial coal both exceeded 200 million tonnes. To be more specific, its raw coal output reached 219 million tonnes in 2011, up nearly 11.2 million tonnes from the previous year. Meanwhile, its commercial coal output reached 202 million tonnes up nearly 9.3 million tonnes from the previous year.

The company Shendong coalfield covers a total area of 31,200 square kilometers and is partly located in northern Yulin in Shaanxi province and partly in southern Ordos in Inner Mongolia.

The coalfield has 223.6 billion tonnes of proven coal reserves, the largest in China. Shenhua Shendong Coal Group Corporation has built the world only 10 million tonbe coal mine complex in the coalfield.


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