The project was designed in consultation with the Mongolian government and developed by an international team, which included Peabody environmental scientists and engineers, Mongolian engineers from Peabody’s Mongolian joint venture, the Mongolian Agricultural University and Dr D Tumenjargal of the Mongolian Forage Seed Producers Association. Restoration activities were carried out by a local Mongolian workforce.

Gregory Boyce, chairman and CEO of Peabody, said: “Peabody is proud to work with the Mongolian people to create a model for best practices in mining and land restoration that leaves a valuable legacy.

“We continue to extend our hand of friendship to help the Mongolian people unlock the energy and economic benefits of their vast coal reserves in a way that preserves their rich environmental and cultural heritage.”