Berau Coal

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PT. Berau Coal is a major Indonesian coal mining company which operates in East Kalimantan. The U.S. Geological Survey lists Berau Coal as mining 13 million tonnes of coal in 2006.[1]

Businessweek describes the company as a "coal contractor" which "was founded in 1983" and "operates as a subsidiary of PT Armadian Tritunggal." Newsweek states that the company "produces Indonesian sub-bituminous coal which is used as a fuel for power utilities in Indonesia, Chile, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, and internationally."[2]

Berau Coal has a transshipment facility at the Muara Pantai Coal Terminal located in the Sulawesi sea. The company uses shipping cranes to load coal directly from barges to ships with a loading rate of 12,000 tonnes per day. The company uses a submersible trans-shipper to transfer coal to ships from barges, with a loading rate of 15,000 to 18,000 tonnes per day.[3]

In November 2010, Vallar combined with 25 percent of Indonesian coal producer PT Bumi Resources and 75 percent of PT Berau Coal Energy. It was reported that the $3 billion takeover would make Vallar the biggest exporter of coal to China.[4]


PT. Berau Coal is a joint venture between PT. Armadian Tritunggal (51%), the Netherlands based company dan Rognar Holding B.V (39%), and the Japanaese company Sojitz Corporation (10%).

Overseas business

Korea South East Power Co Ltd purchased 130,000 tonnes of sub-bituminous or bituminous coal from Berau Coal Energy Tbk PT on a free-on-board (FOB) basis. [5]

Contact Details

Jl. Pemuda No.40
Tanjung Redeb 77311, Berau
Kalimantan Timur
PO BOX 114
Phone :(62-554) 23400, (62-21) 5794 4625
Fax : (62-554) 23465,(62-21) 5794 4626

Articles and Resources


  1. U.S. Geological Survey, Indonesia - 2006, Table 2, page 11.9.
  2. "PT. Berau Coal", Bloomberg/Businessweek, accessed August 2011.
  3. "Indonesia coal loading and port details" UK Reuters, November, 19, 2011.
  4. Jesse Riseborough and Simon Casey, "Rothschild Plays Strongest Suit in $3 Billion Deal for Global Coal Company" Bloomberg, January 18, 2012.
  5. "S.Korea KOSEP buys 390,000 T coal for Jan-April" Reuters, accessed 18 January 2012.

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