Turkey reports the growing need for the modernized tools and mining technology. Moreover, official statistics cite frequent errors and systematic failures as the reason for the drop in the coal extraction. Karadon coal mine reports, that the capacity of the machinery needed for rinsing the extracted coal is too small. Turkey imports specialised mining gear. Basic needs of the sector are taken care of by TTK.
Other coal mines present in Turkey are Kozlu, Amasra, Armutçuk, Üzülmez. According to the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources , ‘Combined coal deposits in Turkey are estimated at 1,310 million tons’. The mining institutions that are under Ministry’s governance are Turkish Coal Enterprises (TKI_ and Turkish Hard Coal Enterprises (TTK).
Saudi’s ‘Vision 2030’ and National Transformation Program of 2020 highlights the need to diversify the economy and become less reliant of oil. In 2017 International Mining Services IMS was established. Those factors prove that Saudi Arabia is open for foreign investment and further cooperation.
Israel (77%) and Morocco (66%) are among other leaders in coal usage. Polluted air fuels the conflicts with its neighbours, i.e. with Jordan. Israel is planning to expand the usage of the renewable energy sources in its economy.
Countries such as Jordan, which have a high rate of usage of risky of gas ovens, can be seen as a potential outlet for the eco-pea coal. In 2017 Jordan started building a small coal power plant, which means it’s also going to need to import more of this resource.
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