Power-related Industries

Environmental Protection
Coal

SPIC has 16.2 billion tons of coal reserves, 80.4 million t/y of coal production capacity and 13 operational coal mines,including eight underground mines (5.4 million t/y in total) and five 10 million t/y class open-pit mines (75 million t/y in total), mainly located in regions such as Inner Mongolia, Xinjiang and Guizhou. SPIC’s overall coal self-sufficiency rate has reached 31.1%.

 
Huolinhe South Open-pit Coal Mine

The three 10 million t/y class open pit mines in Huolinhe, Inner Mongolia, i.e. the South Coal Mine, the North Coal Mine and the Zhahanur Coal Mine, have a total production capacity of 46 million t/y. Baiyinhua Green Energy Base is pictured below.

Logistics

SPIC has one railway in operation (Chifeng–Daban–Baiyinhua Railway) with a total length of 331 km and coal transportation of 20.03 million t/y. Meanwhile, the 292 km Jinzhou–Chifeng Railway is under construction and the entire line is expected to be open to traffic by the end of 2016.

SPIC has two ports under construction, the dedicated coal dock of Jinzhou Port in Liaoning Province (designed throughput of 35 million t/y) and the dedicated coal dock of Binhai Port in Jiangsu Province (throughput of 39 milliont/y). The grand passage for “transporting Inner Mongolian coal to the south”, composed of the Chifeng–Daban–Baiyinhua Railway, the Jinzhou–Chifeng Railway and the dedicated coal dock of Jinzhou Port, will be established at the beginning of the 13th Five-year Plan.

 
Chifeng–Daban–Baiyinhua Railway

Chifeng–Daban–Baiyinhua Railway is located in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region,and starts from Baiyinhua Coal Field to Chifeng with a total length of 331 km. Open to traffic in 2012, it is a local Grade I single-track railway with a throughput of 20.6 million t/y.

 
 
Dock of Jinzhou Port

SPIC plans to build three 70,000-ton berths for loading coal at the dedicated coal dock of Jinzhou Port, with a designed loading capacity of 35 million t/y, and Phase I capacity of 18 million t/y. The construction started in May 2011, and Phase I of the project is expected to be put into operation in 2016.

 
Aluminum

SPIC has an aluminum smelting capacity of 2.485 million t/y, mainly distributed in areas that are rich in resources and energy, such as East Inner Mongolia, Ningxia and Qinghai. With water-power-aluminum and coal-power-aluminum industry chains, SPIC reduces cost and improves the efficiency of resource utilization.

SPIC has an alumina refining capacity of 2.6 million t/y, and most alumina is produced in Shanxi. The total reserve of bauxite reached around 1.9 billion tons, mainly located in Guinea, Guizhou and Shanxi.

 
400 kA Ningdong aluminum potline in Ningxia
 
 
Shanxi Aluminum’s 2.6 million t/y alumina refinery