Arshanovsky coal mine

From Global Energy Monitor

Arshanovsky coal mine (Аршановский разрез) is an operating coal mine, near the village of Arshanovo, Khakassia Republic, Russia.[1]

The mine opened in 2015 with the intention to ramp up production to 10 million tonnes per annum, making it one of the largest mines in Russia. In 2017, production was 3 million tonnes. As of 2022, it is unclear what current production figures are at the mine.


The undated image shows the location of the mine, near Arshanovo, in Altaysky District, Khakassia Republic, Russia.[2]

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Coal Mine Background

According to a 2015 article in the Siberian Times, "The license to use the site was received in May 2012, with plans to extract as much as two billion tonnes of coal over the course of a 167-year period."[1]

There have been concerns from people living in the nearby area with some fearing pollution into the Abakan River. Residents in Arshanovo village have also complained about road closures near the mine.[1]


In April 2022, 138 employees of the mine received termination notices. A lot of residents of the Arshanovo town are impacted as their husbands/sons who worked at the mine were primary income earners. No expalation was provided by the company. [3]

Project Details

  • Operator: Razrez Arshanovsky LLC
  • Owner: Razrez Arshanovsky LLC[1][4]
  • Parent:Rutek Alliance[5][6]
  • Location: Arshanovo, Altaysky District, Khakassia Republic, Russia[1]
  • GPS Coordinates: 53.398991, 91.095886 (exact)
  • Status: Operating[1]
  • Capacity: 10 million tonnes
  • Production: 3 million tonnes
  • Total Resource:
  • Mineable Reserves: 2 billion tonnes[1]
  • Coal type:
  • Mine size:18 km2[7]
  • Mine depth: 150 meters [8]
  • Mine Type: Opencast[1]
  • Start Year: 2015 [1]
  • Source of Financing:

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