Beisky-Zapadniy coal mine

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The Beisky-Zapadniy coal mine (Бейский-Западный разрез) is a proposed surface coal mine in the Beysky district of the Republic of Khakassia, Russia.


The below shows the exact location of the project.[1]

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The Beisky-Zapadniy coal mine project is developed by Razrez Beisky Coal Company LLC, registered in December 2021, owned 1% by Coalstar and 99% by Razrez Mayrykhsy Coal Company LLC.[2] Coalstar spun off Razrez Mayrykhsy Coal Company LLC in early 2022 to its former minority shareholders (see Mayrykhsky coal mine for updates).

The mine is located in the same section as the Mayrykhsky coal mine, which has been operating since 2016 and also has an expansion plan.

The project is mentioned in Russia's 'Programme for Coal Industry Development up to 2035', released in June 2020.[3] The Programme stated that construction of the mine is in the early stages, and already targeted production of 2 million tonnes per annum in 2020.[3] The Programme further stated an anticipated expansion of up to 30 million tonnes by 2027, jointly with Mayrykhsky coal mine.

A later media source from December 2021 referred to the expectation of commissioning of the Beisky-Zapadny section by 2024 with a joint capacity of 15 million tonnes per annum together with the Mayrykhsky coal mine.[2] This implied a target capacity of about 10Mtpa for Beisky-Zapadny coal mine.

As of September 2022, it was not clear what was the status of the project. In 2022, Khakassiya has been affected by transportation infrastructure restrictions to export the coal.[4]

A source dated December 2022 stated that the mine has "secretly" opened already in March 2022, although there is no reported activity and it's not clear whether it's actually producing. The company's management refused to comment on the production volumes and the number of employees.[5] The mine's status is kept 'Proposed' until further confirmation of the operations of the mine is available.

Mine Details

  • Owner: Coal Company Razrez Beysky LLC
  • Parent: Coal Company Razrez Mayrykhsky LLC
  • Location: Near Arshanovo, Altaysky District, Khakassia Republic, Russia
  • GPS Coordinates: 53.36813092946507, 91.1577362169914 (exact)
  • Status: Proposed
  • Production Capacity: 2 Mtpa[3] increasing to 10Mtpa[2]
  • Total Resource: 1134 Mt[6]
  • Mineable Reserves:
  • Coal type: Subbituminous (Thermal)
  • Mine Type: Surface
  • Start Year: 2024
  • Source of Financing:

Articles and resources


  1. "Razrez Beisky-Zapadny". energybase.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "«Коулстар» зарегистрировала УК «Разрез Бейский» для разработки участка в Хакасии". December 28, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Программа Развития Угольной промышленности до 2035 года". June 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. "Администрация Президента признает критичность ситуации с вывозом угля из Хакасии, но решений пока не видно". August 18, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. "В Хакасии тайно появился новый разрез". December 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. "The Mairykhsky open pit-mine will receive a license for coal plot in Beiskskiy-West coal area". Retrieved October 2022 through the Wayback Machine. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |access-date= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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