Shanxi province, the second largest coal producer in China, plans to exit 32 mines with a total capacity of 20.74 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) in 2020, according to a notice from the Shanxi provincial government.
Of the 32 mines, two mines with a total capacity of 0.54 Mtpa are located in Taiyuan, five mines or 3.70 Mtpa in Datong, two mines or 2.10 Mtpa in Shuozhou, two mines or 0.45 Mtpa in Xinzhou, two mines or 2.60 Mtpa in Yangquan, one mine or 0.30 Mtpa in Jinzhong, three mines or 0.90 Mtpa in Luliang, five mines or 5.65 Mtpa in Jincheng, nine mines or 4.05 Mtpa in Linfen and one mine or 0.45 Mtpa in Yuncheng, showed the detailed de-capacity list.
Overall, Linfen has the largest number of closed mines and Jincheng ranks first in the scale of capacity exit followed by Linfen.
In the last year of coal de-capacity campaign during the 13th Five-year Plan period, de-capacity efforts in Shanxi will continue advancing steadily in 2020, focusing on elimination of "zombie enterprises" and closure of coal mines with production capacity lower than 0.60 Mtpa.
The closure programs should be formulated based on the principle of "one mine, one policy", and the tasks shall be completed before the end of October, the notice required.
(Writing by Shengnan Liu Editing by Jessie Jia)
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