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Shendong Complex

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Mine TypeOpen Pit & Underground
  • Coal (thermal)
Mining Method
  • Truck & Shovel / Loader
  • Longwall
  • Continuous
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SnapshotThe Shendong coalfield is one of the eight largest coalfields in the world, and the largest coalfield in China.

It is one of the most technologically advanced coal mines in the world and has been recognized for its innovative use of technology to improve safety, efficiency, and productivity.

Shendong Coal has launched a 100-million-tonne regional coal mine centralized control project, the first demonstration project of its kind in China, built the first super-large mining and high intelligent mechanized mining face of China Energy, and created the country’s first demonstration project for intelligent coal cleaning plants.

In 2023 smart mine projects were provided at Shendong Mine.
Related Asset


China Shenhua Energy Company Ltd. 100 % Indirect
China Shenhua Energy Company Ltd. owns 100% of the Shendong mine through its subsidiary China Energy Shendong Coal Group Co., Ltd.

Deposit type

  • Sedimentary


Shendong Mines are located in Shenfu Dongsheng Coalfield.

The Shenfu Dongsheng Coalfield, one of the largest coal-producing fields in the world and the largest coalfield in China, is located on the Shaanbei slope of the east flank of the Erdos syncline on the North-China platform.

The coalfield is situated on the boundary of Yulin Prefecture, Shaanxi Province and southern part of Erdos City administrative area in Inner Mongolia. The area is part of the Early and Middle Jurassic coal-bearing Erdos Basin and formed as a successive basin on the platform. Generally, the strata have a gentle south/southwest dip ranging from 1° to 3°. BOYD rates the geology and related mining conditions associated with the coalfield, on average, to be comparable to or superior to similar geologic conditions associated with the major coal deposits now being mined in the US, Australia, RSA and elsewhere in the world.

Most of the coalfield is covered by unconsolidated and poorly consolidated Quaternary and Tertiary deposits. Exposures of the underlying stratigraphy are primarily limited to the banks of the Wulanmulun River and some of its tributaries. The most productive stratigraphic sequence in terms of Shendong coal reserves is the Middle and Lower Jurassic Age Yan'an Fm. The principal coal seams (accounting for a majority of reserves) are generally 3 m to 6 m thick under overburden cover ranging from 50 m to 200 m. The seams have low methane content and are subject to spontaneous combustion.

Characteristics of commercial coal:
Major types of coal - Long flame coal/ non-caking coal
Calorific value - 4,185-5,704 Kcal/kg
Sulphur content - 0.2-0.6 %
Ash content - 7.0-18.4 %



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Coal (thermal) Mt  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe185196193183
All production numbers are expressed as clean coal.

Production Costs

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Revenue M RMB  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe 58,250   59,714   59,477  
Operating Income M RMB  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe 15,341   18,277   18,606  
After-tax Income M RMB  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe 12,945   15,397   15,587  

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