Yili, November 24 - with the gas production increased by 4.39 million cubic meters on the day, the cumulative gas production of Xintian Coal Mine of Shandong Energy Xinwen Mining Group has exceeded 1 billion cubic meters, reaching 1002.7 million cubic meters.
Xintian is the largest single coal-to-gas project in the world, designed to produce 2.04 billion cubic meters of gas per year. Its construction, started in 2010, was listed as the “Twelfth Five-Year” National Demonstration Project for Coal Deep Processing in 2013. As of October this year, the accumulated investment reached 17.1 billion yuan.
Xintian requires crushed & pressurized coal on a fixed bed for gasification process which puts strict requirements on raw coal particle’s size. As the supporting coal mine of Xintian, Yili No. 4 Mine has been preparing for the task since the beginning of 2017. It has successively invested in three sets of fully mechanized mining equipment and has safely produced more than 8 million tons of safe coal.