Environment-Friendly Coal Mine
The Pasir mine which KIDECO operates is located in Pasir regency (Kabupatan), Kalimantan province, over 1,300 km away from the Northeast of Jakarta.
The Pasir mine is an environment-friendly coal mine which started to produce coal commercially in 1993 after the long preparation from the early 1980s to the early 1990s by KIDECO including exploration, feasibility studies, and constructing all sorts of mining facilities.
From 3 million tons in the first year of production, the annual production volume has continued to increase, reaching almost 40 million tons currently. The accumulated volume passed 300 million tonnes in 2013.
Our Green Process
KIDECO commits to environmental preservation by rejuvenating the surrounding to its original state. Native trees are replanted in the areas that had been mined-out and run-off water is collected in settling ponds to protect the river from pollution
The Environment Research
and Development Procedures Mine
Overview of the Pasir Coal Mine
|Location||East Kalimantan||about 170 km to the west
of Balikpapan, East Kalimantan
|Shareholders||2 companies||INDIKA Group : 91%
SAMTAN : 9%,
|Mining area||47,500 hectare|
|Coal resources||1,376 mil. tonnes||As of the end of 2016|
|Mining potentials||651 mil. tonnes||As of the end of 2016|
(as of 2018)
|500,000 carloads of the 50 tonnes freight car|
|465,9 mil. tonnes
(1993 – 2017)
|Offtake||100 %||Sale rights for the produced quantity|
|Coal yard size||116,000 M2||Equivalent to 16 soccer fields|
* bcm : Bank Cubic Meter, cubic meter(m3) before mining
Area Comparison of Pasir Mine Mining Districts
Coal Resources, Reserves and Coal Quality
The total reserves are 1,350 tonnes as of 2013, and the coal width per district ranges from 2 to 60 meters.
Resources, Reserves per District
|Category (district)||Resources (mil.ton)||Reserves (mil. ton)||Coal width (M)|
* Exact volumes can vary on new discovery resulting from exploration or mining
KIDECO’s coal is classified as coal of 4,670~5,692Kcal/kg. With relatively high proportion of water and volatile matter and extremely low proportion of ash and sulfur, KIDECO coal is not only advantageous for environment protection but also for ash handling.
Quality Comparison Between Pasir Coal and Australian Coal
|Category||Pasir coal||Australian coal||Notes|
and clean coal
Pasir Coal Quality per District