Indonesian coal and minerals, and some significant projects have been put on hold as investors become concerned with uncertainty surrounding their contracts, and in particular the possibility for extension.
Mountaintop coal mining is a surface mining practice involving removal of mountaintops to expose coal seams, and disposing of associated mining overburden in adjacent "valley fills." Valley fills occur in steep terrain where there are limited disposal alternatives.
Indonesia cannot be held liable for $2 billion in compensation sought by Churchill Mining for the revocation of a coal-mining concession, the World Bank's International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) ruled in a December 6 verdict.
The 2,000-megawatt Batang coal-fired power plant has been billed as the largest project of its kind in Southeast Asia, and is part of a larger plan to add 35,000 megawatts of power to Indonesia's grid.
2016-09-04· Indonesia is one of the biggest coal producers in the world. Because of low coal prices, coal companies have to reduce operating costs, and they need solutions such as an alternative mining method ...
In 2009 Indonesia was the world's second top coal exporter sending coal to, for example, China, India, Japan and Italy. Kalimantan (Borneo) and South Sumatra are the centres of Indonesia's coal mining.
Since the early 1990's Indonesian coal mining in Indonesia has grown dramatically. The World Coal Institute estimates that in 2008 Indonesia mined 246 million tonnes of coal with just over 200 millions tonnes of this exported. 2008 coal exports comprised 173 million tonnes of steam coal and 30 million tonnes of coking coal.
Coal mining is a difficult, dangerous job, rarely associated with good labour relations. But at one of the largest mines in Indonesia, natural resources are being exploited by a human resources director who puts people first. She enlisted the help of the International Labour Organization in training
Coal mining | Indonesia Isnaputra Iskandar, CFA Nomura 4 18 January 2011 Industry dynamics Bullish on coal Continued strength in coal markets Our global mining team issued a coal report on 9 January 2011, entitled Chinese
Energy & Mining | The Coal Sector in Indonesia Indonesia's coal industry was hit hard when prices of the commodity dropped sharply in the course of 2012 and the first half of 2013 amid slowing global economic growth and rising stockpiles in China.
Indonesia's Ministry of Forestry may issue a road building permit to a coal mining company that would cut through part of a rainforest restoration project. Hutan Harapan, or the Forest of Hope, is one of Sumatra's last lowland rainforests, and is also home to 200 indigenous families who would be...
Since 2000, Indonesian coal production has increased five-fold to meet growing domestic demand for electricity and feed export markets in Asia. The intensive mining is leading to the clearing of rainforest and the pollution of rivers and rice paddies.
This year's coal production in Indonesia is likely to top last year's figure of 461 million tons. In fact, coal production in 2018 may also exceed the production quota that was set by the Indonesian government as the nation's coal miners are eager to boost coal production amid stronger coal prices.
*This article was featured in World Coal magazine in May 2017 . Operating in the Indonesian mining sector has the potential to be very profitable, but the unpredictable regulatory environment since 2009 has seen the industry decline significantly.