Beregovoy coal mine

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The Beregovoy Coal Mine (участок Береговой) is a surface coal mine in Kemerovo Oblast, Russia.


The map below shows the exact location of the mine, near Chuvashka, in Novokuznetsky District, Kemerovo Oblast, Russia.[1]

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The Beregovoy coal mine is owned and operated by Yuzhnaya Coal Company JSC , a subsidiary of Sibuglemet.[2] The majority shareholder of Sibuglement was the State Development Corporation VEB.[3] In 2022 following the sanctions against many Russian companies, a new company Novaya Gornaya Management Company LLC was formed to replace Sibuglement Holding LLC as the manager of the coal assets.[3] Later in March 2022, VEB ceased to be the the 71% majority shareholder of the Novaya Gornaya Management Company LLC following the management buy-out of the company. Now 4 private individuals each hold 17.6%.[4]

Evraz was planning to acquire the assets of Sibuglemet in 2020, but this deal fell through.[5] Evraz also used to manage Sibuglemet assets from 2015[5], the management services agreement was terminated in November 2020.[6][7]

The mine — along with other large surface mines in the area — has faced opposition from Shor people, an Indigenous group that lives and traditionally hunts in the area where the mine is now located.[8]

In March 2019, a judge shut the mine down for 90 days, after multiple mining safety violations were found.[9]

1H 2022 production was 1.5 million tonnes, up by 10% compared with the same period in 2021.[10]

In August 2022, Environmental Impact Assessment was published with a view to expand the mine's activity using the 'Mrassky section'.[11] On page 11, the document stated that the "design capacity of the project was assumed based on the circumstances caused by the difficult economic situation in the coal market, and the amount of free reserve capacity of the washing plant of the Mezhdurechenskiy coal mine. The design capacity varies from 2.1 million tonnes in 2022 to 4.5 million tonnes in the period from 2022 to 2028."[11] On this basis, it is assumed that 2022 production was 2.1 million tonnes, while the planned expansion targets additional 2.4 million tonnes to reach 4.5 million tonnes by 2028.

Mine Details

  • Owner: Yuzhnaya Coal Company JSC
  • Parent: Novaya Gornaya Management Company LLC[3][12]
  • Location: Chuvashka, in Novokuznetsky District, Kemerovo Oblast, Russia
  • GPS Coordinates: 53.615321, 87.871742 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Production: 3.85 million tonnes (2020)[13], 2.1 million tonnes (2022)[11]
  • Total Reserves:
  • Recoverable Reserves:
  • Coal type: Anthracite
  • Mine Type: Surface
  • Start Year: 2012[14][12]
  • Source of Financing:

Expansion Details

  • Status: Proposed
  • Capacity: 2.4 million tonnes[11]
  • Start Year: 2023-2028[11]

Articles and resources


  1. Участок «Береговой», Wikimapia, accessed Apr. 2021.
  2. Sibuglemet website. "Our Companies". Retrieved October 2022 through the Wayback Machine. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |access-date= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Подпавший под санкции Сибуглемет переименован в "Новую горную управляющую компанию"". March 9, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. "ВЭБ вышел из компании, управляющей предприятиями бывшего холдинга "Сибуглемет"". March 14, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Evraz отказался покупать угольный актив ВЭБ.РФ в Кузбассе". August 6, 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. "Evraz unaudited results 1H 2022" (PDF). Section 12 (Issued guarantees), 2022. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |date= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. "ВЭБ.РФ осветил темный уголь". March 29, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. Sergey Kozlovsky, "У нас тут Сирия": как выглядит жизнь рядом с угольными разрезами, BBC Russian, 19 Nov. 2018.
  9. В Мысках приставы приостановили работу угольного разреза,, 5 Mar. 2019.
  10. "Argus Russian Coal". August 1, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 "ОТРАБОТКА ЗАПАСОВ УГЛЯ ОТКРЫТЫХ ГОРНЫХ РАБОТ «БЕРЕГОВОЙ» АО «УК ЮЖНАЯ»" (PDF). 2022. {{cite web}}: line feed character in |title= at position 64 (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  12. 12.0 12.1 "АО «Угольная компания Южная»". unknown. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |date= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  13. "Итоги работы угольной промышленности России за январь-декабрь 2020 года" (PDF). March 2021. {{cite web}}: line feed character in |title= at position 13 (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  14. "АО «Угольная компания Южная»". Sibuglemet. Retrieved Mar 18, 2022.

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