Anzherskaya-Yuzhnaya coal mine

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The Anzherskaya-Yuzhnaya Coal Mine (шахта Анжерская-Южная) is an operating underground coal mine in Kemerovo Oblast, Russia.

Location

The map below shows the exact location of the mine, 7 km north of Razvedchik, in Kemerovsky District, Kemerovo Oblast, Russia.[1]

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Background

The Anzherskaya-Yuzhnaya coal mine is an underground coal mine. It is owned and operated by Anzherskaya-Yuzhnaya Coal Company LLC, which bought the mine in a bankruptcy auction in October 2018.[2] It appears that the company is owned by private individuals.[3]

It had a capacity of 650,000 tonnes per year in 2006[4], by 2018-2019 the mine was operating at about 1 Mtpa capacity.[5]

In July 2019, rock pieces collapsed in a ventilation shaft at the mine. At the time of the emergency there were 66 people inside the mine; one miner died.[6]

In December 2021, the court suspended coal mining in some parts of the mine for 90 days on the basis of violations of industrial safety norms. In January 2022, about 90 miners were evacuated from the mine due to ventilation malfunction.[7][8] Despite continuous concerns on safety, the mine appeared to be still working in 2022: in June 2022, following another inspection, miners were found in the dead-end section of the mine where mining operations are considered dangerous, and discovered raised methane levels.[9] Operations were suspended again. Another suspension of operations for 10 days was issued in January 2023.[10]

As of February 2021, the mine's owner was planning an expansion which would raise the mine's capacity to 1.45 MTPA.[11] In 2021 Glavkosekspertiza approved the project of mine reconstruction.[11] It is not clear whether this has gone ahead. With no news on the project, continuous safety violations and no recent production data available, the expansion project is considered Shelved.

Mine Details

  • Owner: Anzherskaya-Yuzhnaya Coal Company LLC
  • Parent: Anzherskaya-Yuzhnaya Coal Company LLC
  • Location: 7 km north of Razvedchik, Kemerovsky District, Kemerovo Oblast, Russia
  • Coordinates: 55.802222, 86.117835 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Production: 1 million tonnes (2018)[12][5], 2.096 Mt (2021), 1.234 Mt (2022)[13]
  • Total Resource:
  • Total Reserves:
  • Coal type: Bituminous (Met)[5]
  • Mine Type: Underground
  • Start Year: 2005[4]
  • Source of Financing:

Project Expansion Details

  • Status: Shelved
  • Capacity: 0.45 million tonnes per annum[11]
  • Reserves:
  • Start Year:
  • Source of Financing:

Articles and resources

References

  1. АБК ООО ОЭУ Блок №2 шахта «Анжерская-Южная», Wikimapia, accessed May 2021.
  2. Шахта-банкрот "Анжерская-Южная" в Кузбассе продана за 600 млн рублей, TASS, 22 Oct. 2018.
  3. "ООО "УК АНЖЕРСКАЯ-ЮЖНАЯ"". www.list-org.com. Retrieved October 2023. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |access-date= and |date= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Шахта «Анжерская-Южная», MiningWiki.ru, accessed May 2021.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Шахту возвращают к жизни, Kommersant, 18 Apr. 2019.
  6. "Из шахты в Кузбассе эвакуировали 90 человек, сообщил источник". ria.ru. Jan 26, 2022. Retrieved Mar 18, 2022.
  7. "Около 90 горняков эвакуировали из шахты «Анжерская-Южная» в Кузбассе". Izvestiya (iz.ru). Jan 26, 2022. Retrieved Mar 18, 2022.
  8. "Работы по добыче угля на шахте "Анжерская-Южная" в Кузбассе приостановили из-за нарушений". tass.ru. December 31, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. "Кузбасских угледобытчиков вновь наказали за нарушение промбезопасности". ngs42.ru. June 30, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. "Суд временно запретил горные работы на шахте "Анжерская-Южная"". /1prime.ru/. January 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 В Кузбассе реконструируют шахту «Анжерская-Южная», EP Russia, 16 Feb. 2021.
  12. "Совладельцы КРУ и УГМК вошли число участников УК «Анжерская-Южная» в Кузбассе". kommersant.ru. September 19, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  13. "итоги работы угольной промышленности 2022 г". /cyberleninka.ru/. 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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