Angren coal mine

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Angren coal mine is a surface mine in Angren, Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Location

The map below shows the exact location of the mine.[1]

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Background

The Angren coal mine is owned by Uzbekugol, which is a state-owned entity. It is the largest coal mine in Uzbekistan.[2] Together with the much smaller Apartak Coal Mine, it accounts for over 90% of Uzbekistan's coal production (as of 2021).[2]

The development of the mine complex commenced back in the 1940 with the commissioning of several underground mines (1,2,3,8 and 9). The last operating underground mine 9 was closed in 2004.[3]

In accordance with the Resolutions of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan in 2019, Central Asia Energy LLC was appointed as a trusted manager with a package of 90.08% of the charter capital of Uzbekkomir JSC.[4][5]

In 2020, the mine produced 3.7 million tonnes. In 2021, it planned to produce 4.5 million tonnes.[6]

The business plan published by Uzbekugol in October 2022 stated that 2022 production will reach 4.2 million tonnes and will stay at 4.2-4.6 million tonnes in 2023-2026.[7] In February 2023, the company published a press release stating that 2022 production together with the smaller Apartak Coal Mine reached 5.07 million tonnes, an increase of 4% compared with 2021.[8] Apartak mine produced about 0.5 Mt in 2022.

Uzbekugol in an interview from October 2022 mentioned that "the northern and northwestern sides of the Angren pit are rapidly expanding, new upper ledges appear, on which excavators work. In order to increase the removal of overburden volumes, building a railway line to distant dumps with a length of 3.5 to 5 km is required, as well as an upgrade of existing fleet of locomotives".[9]

The mine supplies coal to the Angren power station and Novo-Angren power station.

In May 2023, the President of Uzbekistan ordered the Angren coal mine to increase production by 22% in 2023, the company received USD80 million loan to be able to achieve this. Total coal production in Uzbekistan is set to increase from 5.3 Mt in 2022 to 6.5Mt in 2023.[5] As of 9m 2023, national coal production increased by 14.5% reaching 4.46Mt.[10] Push for higher coal production is due to decreasing gas production volumes.[5][10]

Mine Details

  • Owner: Uzbekkomir JSC
  • Parent: State Assets Management Agency (Uzbekistan)
  • Location: Angren, Okhangaron, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
  • Coordinates: 41.036101, 70.180128 (exact)
  • Status: Operating[11]
  • Capacity: 4.5 million tonnes per annum
  • Production: 3.7 million tonnes (2020)[12], 5.07 million tonnes (2022 jointly with Apartak Coal Mine)[8]
  • Total Resource:
  • Total Reserves: 1,765 million tonnes[2]
  • Coal Type: Lignite (Thermal)
  • Mine Type: Surface
  • Start date: 1948[13]
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources

References

  1. "Разрез "Ангренский"". Wikimapia.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Uzbekistan 2022 Energy Policy Review, IEA, 2022
  3. "Шахта № 9 «Ангренская»". miningwiki. Retrieved February 2023. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |access-date= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. "«Ўзбеккўмир» 2023 йил учун БИЗНЕС РЕЖАСИ". uzbekcoal.uz. 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "Президент поручил увеличить добычу угля на 22,6%. В первом квартале было падение на 14%". www.gazeta.uz. May 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. Uzbekistan plans to completely close the demand for coal in the domestic market in three years, UZMiningExpo, October 2020
  7. "Добыча угля на 2022-2026". uzbekcoal.uz. October 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. 8.0 8.1 "АО «Узбекуголь»: в 2022 году добыто угля на 200 тысяч тонн больше, чем в году 2021". uzbekcoal.uz. February 2023. {{cite web}}: line feed character in |title= at position 49 (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. "АО «УЗБЕКУГОЛЬ»: О МОДЕРНИЗАЦИИ, РАЗВЕДКЕ И БЕЗОПАСНОСТИ". uzbekcoal.uz. October 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. 10.0 10.1 "Узбекистан надеется на уголь. В стране продолжает падать добыча углеводородов". podrobno.uz. October 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. Uzbekugol: 2.6 million tons of coal were produced in the first seven months of 2021, UZ Daily, Aug 16, 2021
  12. Uzbekistan plans to completely close the demand for coal in the domestic market in three years, UZMiningExpo, October 2020
  13. "Узбекские угольщики обещают выдать на-гора 6 млн тонн угля". https://nuz.uz/. 2020. {{cite web}}: External link in |website= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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