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Energy Resources Phase II



Project number:


Business sector:

Natural resources

Notice type:


ESIA disclosed:

16 Oct 2009



Approval date:

23 Mar 2010

Purpose of the Environmental and Social Impact Assessments

Energy Resources LLC (ER) is seeking debt financing from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to develop Phase II of their Ukhaa Khudag (UHG) Project (hereafter, “the Project’). The Project will build on ER’s current Phase I mining operations (EBRD Project Number 39820) to include the expansion of the existing UHG coal mine and related infrastructure (eg. pits, pipelines, internal roads, workshops, ancillaries etc.). Other elements of the Phase II Project may include:

  • a coal handling and preparation plant (CHPP);
  • a ground water abstraction field (including a bore field and water supply pipeline for mining and mine support facilities);
  • an airstrip; and
  • expansion of worker accommodation facilities (to a total capacity of 1,250 persons).

A possible Phase III mine development, which is not part of the proposed financing, may include the construction of a coal export rail link to the Chinese border (225 kilometers in length, plus a 10km loading loop at the mine).

There is an environmental and social impact assessment for this project that covers Phase II and the possible Phase III.

There is a project summary document available for this project.

ESIA Summary

Non-technical summary (English) (2MB - PDF)
Non-technical summary (Mongolian) (2MB - PDF)

Full ESIA availability

Full ESIA documentation is available locally at:
EBRD Headquarters in London,


Energy Resources Headquarters
Central Tower, 15th floor
2 Sukhbaatar Square, SDB-8
Ulaanbaatar 210620a, Mongolia

Tel: (976) 70122279, 70132279
Fax: (976-11) 322279

Energy Resources Representative Office
Dalanzadgad soum
Soum Governor’s Office Building
2nd floor, Room 27
Khankhongor aimag, Mongolia

Tel: (976)01-532-22499

Energy Resources UHG Branch
Mine camp
Umuumur bagh
Tsogttsetsii soum
Umnugobi aimag, Mongolia

Tel: (976) 77202279

EBRD Resident Office
3rd Floor, MCS Plaza
Seoul Street – 4
Ulaanbaatar 210644

Tel: (976) 11 317 974

Full ESIA documentation is available electronically at:


Gotov Battsengel, CEO
Energy Resources LLC
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Tel: (976) 7012 2279
Fax: (976 ) 7012 2280


This document was prepared at an early stage of project development, before consideration by the EBRD Board of Directors. Details of a project may change following disclosure.

Environmental and Social Impact Assessments and ESIA summaries are produced by project sponsors, and the EBRD makes them available without any comment or implied endorsement. Any views expressed or statements made in the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment or the ESIA Summary do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the EBRD.

Last updated 25 June 2014

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