FAQ

What is Banpu's vision?

“The Asian energy company at the heart of innovation, technology, and sustainability”

Business overview?

Banpu has over 30 years of accumulated experience in the domestic and international coal industry. The Company operates coal and coal-related businesses – ranging from investment, exploration and development, to production of both thermal and coking coals. Our expertise lies in open-pit and underground coal mining operations, power generation and alternative energy, through its investments in Thailand, Indonesia, China, Australia, Lao PDR, Mongolia, Singapore , Japan, and USA.

How many tons of coal had been produced in FY 2019?

Total coal output is 37.8 Mt, consisting of mines in Indonesia 23.4 Mt, Australia (equity basic) 9.3 Mt. and China (equity basic)  5.1 Mt. 

How many tons of coal sale in year 2019?

Total coal sales volume is 40.7 Mt, consisting of mines in Indonesia 25.3 Mt, Australia (equity basic) 10.7 Mt. and China (equity basic)  4.7 Mt. 

 

How many years has Hongsa entered into the PPA and when do Hongsa start COD ?

Hongsa Power Company Limited received a 25-year concession (2016-2041) from the Government of Laos to build a mine-mouth power plant consisting of three units, each having a production capacity of 626 megawatts of electricity. The COD (Commercial Operation Date) of the Unit 1-3 had successfully made on June 2, 2015, The COD of the Unit 2 on 2 November 2015 and the COD of the Unit 3 on 2 March 2016 and with the full capacity of 1,878 megawatt, Hongsa Power will secure energy supply of Thailand and Laos along 25 years.

What is Banpu’s strategy for sustainability?

Banpu has always adhered to sustainable development. The Company places top priority on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) principles according to its business credo that an industry will be strong only when it is developed in tandem with social and environmental responsibility, to enhance business growth as well as sustainable high benefits and returns to all stakeholders.
Banpu embraces all ESG principles in its operations as follows: Environmental, Social and Governance.

What is Banpu's dividend policy?

The Company shall pay the dividend approximately at 50% of it's consolidated net profit after deduction of all reserves required by governing laws and the Company itself. However, the dividend payout rate shall also depend on the Company and its affiliates’ cash flows and investment plans as well as other justifications and considerations as deemed appropriate.

The Company's affiliates shall pay the dividend from net profit after the deduction of all reserves required by govening laws. The Board of Directors shall decide the dividend payout rate based on operating income, financial conditions, and capital requirements and propose to shareholders for approval.

Are Banpu’s shareholders entitled to dividend tax credit and apply them in their personal income tax calculation?   

Banpu's shareholders ARE NOT entitled to dividend tax credits because the dividends or sharing of profits are already exempted from corporate income tax calculation.