New progress made on Ordos' major coal mine | Updated: Jul 05, 2024


An aerial view of the Baijia Haizi Coal Mine. [Photo/WeChat account of Nuan news]


An aerial view of the Baijia Haizi Coal Mine. [Photo/WeChat account of Nuan news]


An aerial view of the Baijia Haizi Coal Mine. [Photo/WeChat account of Nuan news]

Baijia Haizi Coal Mine, a major energy project included in China's 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-25) by both the country and the Inner Mongolia autonomous region, was approved in September 2019.

Located in Shenshuitai village, Galutu town, Uxin Banner, Ordos, Inner Mongolia, the mine covers a planned area of 169 square kilometers and has an estimated coal reserve of approximately 3.6 billion metric tons.

Adopting a vertical shaft development model, the mine employs fully-mechanized mining technology that enables the extraction of the entire coal seam in a single pass. Complementary facilities include a coal preparation plant and an advanced water treatment plant, both of which are being constructed to match the mine's capacity.

All construction efforts are currently proceeding at an accelerated pace. All four mine shafts have been successfully connected, and water control measures have been nearly completed.

The project has ushered in the transition to horizontal excavation, with approximately 2,676 meters of tunnel excavation completed, yielding roughly 180,000 tons of engineering coal.

The main structures of all workshops at the coal preparation plant have been topped off, and 50 percent of the equipment installations have been completed. A test run with coal is scheduled for this November.

At the water treatment plant, the main structures of all workshops have been finalized, all equipment has arrived, and 85 percent of the installation work has been completed.

Meanwhile, the office building, joint construction building, and staff canteen have all entered the decoration phase, while four dormitory buildings already occupied.

The project is expected to enter joint trial operation by the end of 2025, and it is expected to generate an annual output value of 5 billion yuan ($687.5 million), contribute 1.5 billion yuan in taxes and fees, and create jobs for over 2,000 people.

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