The Zhundong open-pit field has 390 billion tonnes of coal. Now, a new track will boost its transport capacity by over 90 per cent. Photo: Weibo
The Zhundong open-pit field has 390 billion tonnes of coal. Now, a new track will boost its transport capacity by over 90 per cent. Photo: Weibo
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China doubles down on coal with rapid roll-out of new railway track to the world’s largest deposit

  • 257km line from Zhundong open pit to Urumqi will increase the mine’s transport capacity to more than 100 million tonnes a year
  • Tight construction deadline and obstacles such as protecting wildlife habitats and extreme Gobi Desert temperatures proved challenging for the team

The Zhundong open-pit field has 390 billion tonnes of coal. Now, a new track will boost its transport capacity by over 90 per cent. Photo: Weibo
The Zhundong open-pit field has 390 billion tonnes of coal. Now, a new track will boost its transport capacity by over 90 per cent. Photo: Weibo
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