Banpu is an integrated energy supplier with an active presence across the Asia-Pacific region.
From humble beginnings managing a small lignite operation in the north of Thailand in the early 1980s, Banpu has since grown to become one of the Asia-Pacific region's most integrated and geographically diverse independent energy players, with expertise throughout the supply chain from upstream resource development, through midstream logistics and marketing - to downstream power generation and energy delivery.
Banpu has over a third-of-a-century of experience in upstream resource development in coal and industrial minerals in Asia and Australia. The company's expertiese covers exploration, open-cast mining and underground operations. Banpu manages or co-manages mines producing in excess of 60 million tonnes of coal and lignite in the Asia-Pacific region. Banpu has also recently ventured into unconventional shale gas production. The group currently has active upstream operations and projects in China, Mongolia, Australia, Indonesia, Laos and the US.
Banpu's midstream capabilities are currently focussed on managing over 45 million tonnes of coal logistics, marketing, sales and trading in the Asia-Pacific region. The company has plans to diversify into liquid fuels, bio-fuels and bio-mass logistics and marketing. Much of the group's midstream business is managed in Singapore.
Downstream, Banpu has been a pioneer in private sector power developments in Asia for over two decades. Banpu has brought a series of successful greenfield IPP and SPP power projects to commissioning from scratch in Asia since the early 1990s, securing several billion dollars of project finance in the process. The company's current power portfolio consists of over 2,000 megawatts of equity power capacity in Thailand, Laos, China and Japan. This includes a solar PV power portfolio of approximately 150 equity megawatts (in mid-2016). The company is targeting growth of its power business to over 4,000 equity megawatts by the early 2020s focused on high-efficiency, low-emissions conventional power and renewable energy.
Banpu has a philosophy of sustainability which recognises the long term symbiosis between shareholder value and the interests of all its stakeholders. Underlying this philosophy is the 'Banpu Spirit' code of 'Care', 'Integrity', 'innovation' and 'Synergy'. Based on this philosophy, Banpu prioritises international best practice standards of corporate governance, investor relations, safety, community relations and environmental conservation. The company has won a number of awards in these areas over the years and has been recognised as Industry Leader, Industry Mover and Gold Class status by RobecoSam for the coal and consumable fuels sector. Banpu is a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Banpu PCL is listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand and headquartered in Bangkok. Its Indonesian subsidiary, PT Indo Tambangraya Megah Tbk, is listed on the Indonesian Stock Exchange.
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