The largest coal mines in Indonesia are existed since many years ago. Most of them are managed by professional companies. Some of them come from government companies, while the others come from a foreign companies.
Indonesia is well-known as one of the countries with the largest coal mining producer from many years ago. Some of the areas that have the largest coal mines in Indonesia commonly spread in most East Indonesian areas.
It’s recorded that Indonesia has more than 20 provinces that have the largest coal mines in Indonesia. Some of them in the Sawah Lunto coal mine even become one of the world sites heritage in Indonesia. Most of them not only sell locally but also becomes the main commodity export that brings a higher foreign exchange.
Speaking of it, this time we have some of the largest coal mines in Indonesia based on the company managing the coal mines. Let’s check them out below!
1. Sangatta, East Kalimantan
Sangatta becomes the region with the largest coal mines in Indonesia that is located in Kutai Timur regency, East Kalimantan. It has more than 90,000 hectares of coal mines that manage by some companies. With the largest coal mines, Sangatta becomes the busiest city in East Kalimantan.
From 1982 up to 2003, Sangatta mine coals manage by the PT Kaltim Prima Coal (KPC). Later, it was reported that PT Bumi Resources Tbk (BUMI) was taking over 100% of the mine coals. But, for so many reasons, later the mine coals manage by BUMI with about 51% ownership in KPC.
Up until today, KPC still becomes the biggest company that produces the biggest mine coals as one of the Indonesian export and sell to the local companies in Indonesia. That makes Sangatta has more facility household such as schools, hospitals, entertainment places, and other public facilities as well.
2. Tanjung Enim, South Sumatra
Tanjung Enim becomes one of the regions that have the largest coal mines in Indonesia. It is located in a little city called Bukit Asam, South Sumatra, which becomes one of the biggest regions that produce coal mines in Indonesia. It claimes that the company could produce more than 400 tons of coal mines daily.
The city is also popular with one of the cities with the hottest temperature in Indonesia because of its pollution of coal mines and other industries there. The biggest area of Tanjung Enim coal mines under management by PT Batubara Bukit Asam (Persero) Tbk since around 1950.
3. Laut Island, South Kalimantan
Laut island or it is popular with Pulau Laut becomes one of the islands that has the largest coal mines in Indonesia. It is located in Kotabaru Regency, South Kalimantan, which becomes the region with coal mines produced from time to time.
Most of the coal mines from Laut Island are popular as the biggest commodity export. Most of them export to China, Japan, and the US. The coal mines in this area are also popular with quality that is different from other coal mines in Indonesia’s natural resources.
4. Tutupan Mine, South Kalimantan
Tutupan mine becomes one of the regions with the largest coal mines in Indonesia. It is located in South Kalimantan and most areas are under management by Adaro Energy. From time to time, the company exports thousands of tons of coal mines.
As one of the biggest companies that produce coal mines in Indonesia, Adaro Energy covered more than 80% of coal mines areas in South Kalimantan. That makes the company is capable to produces higher coal mines that reach more than 8 billion tons.
5. Berau, East Kalimantan
Berau becomes one of the regencies with the largest coal mines in Indonesia. It is located in East Kalimantan, where most of the coal mines area is managed under PT Berau Coal. The specific coal mines are located around Sambaliung, Berau, East Kalimantan.
From time to time, the area of Berau is so popular with the biggest area that produces coal mines. The company is capable to produce more than 30 million tons of coal mines with the coal mines area that covers more than 108.000 hectares.
6. Tambang Pasir, East Kalimantan
Tambang Pasir becomes one of the regions with the largest coal mines in Indonesia. It is located in East Kalimantan, which most of the coal mines area are under manage by PT Kideco Jaya Agung as the part of the Indika Energy corp since around 1982.
Tambang Pasir areas commonly can produce more than 34 million tons of coal mines which take from more than 47.000 hectares of coal mines areas. That makes the company produces higher coal mines from year to year.
7. Samarinda, East Kalimantan
Samarinda becomes one of the regions with the largest coal mines in Indonesia located in East Kalimantan. The city is popular as the most expensive living expenses city in Indonesia because of the richest coal mines industry there.
The coal mines specifically located in Tambang Tabang/Pakar area, which manages by Bayan Group, PT Bayan Resources Tbk. The area commonly produces more than 50 million tons per year. It makes PT Bayan Resources Tbk becomes one of the most productive companies to produce coral mines year by year.
8. Satui Regency, South Kalimantan
Satui regency becomes one of the regions that have the largest coal mines in Indonesia. It is located in South Kalimantan and becomes so popular with the coal mines produced. Some of them are under management by PT Arutmin Indonesia.
Satui regency is popular with selling coal mines in Indonesia many years ago. Even so, the management of coal mines by some companies there should struggle a lot with so many illegal miners.
The polemic of the legal and illegal coal miners seems so serious in Indonesia which it affects the bad environment along with the areas. So, there are some of the largest coal mines in Indonesia. Have you ever heard of one of those areas?