With a total investment of $30 billion, the project will be jointly built by Sinopec, Huaneng Xinjiang Energy Development, and some other energy companies in Xinjiang and eastern Zhejiang Province.

The industrial project would require 90 million metric tons (mt) of coal annually. The coal gas will be transported to booming provinces of Zhejiang in east China and Guangdong in the south through pipelines. The Zhundong area has estimated coal reserves of 390 billion mt and proven reserves of 213.6 billion mt, the largest coal field in China.