Berezovsky Coal Mine

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The Berezovsky mine (Разрез Березовский) is an operating surface coal mine in the Kemerovo Oblast of Russia.

It is not to be confused with another Berezovsky 1 coal mine (surface mine owned by SUEK) or Berezovskaya coal mine (underground mine).


This map shows the exact location of the massive Berezovsky mine.[1]

The mine includes the sections Berezovsky, Berezovsky West, Berezovsky Vostochny, Berezovsky Yuzhny and Spichenkovsky. The Bungursky 7" expansion is located immediately to the east.[2] The mine stretches across parts of the Prokopyevsky and Novokuznetsky Districts of Kemerovo Oblast.

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The Berezovsky coal mine is operated by Berezovsky Razrez LLC, owned by Stroyservis.

The mine was put in operation in 2005.[3]

The company produces coal within the Berezovsky, Prokopyevsky and Bungursky coal deposits. The coals of grades K, OS, T and TS extracted at the open pit are the most in demand on the market.[3] 

In 2021, the Berezovsky open pit produced 6.1 million tons of coal, an increase of 19% compared to the previous year.[3]

There were two expansion projects being developed. Results on a state examination of the Bungursky-7 site were expected in the 2nd quarter of 2019. Completion of the exploration at the Berezovsky-Centralny section was planned for the 4th quarter of 2019, according to the 'Programme for Coal Industry Development up to 2035' published by the Russian Government in June 2020.[4] The Environment Impact Assessment for Berezovsky-Centralny section was performed in 2020.[5]

As of September 2022, it appears that both expansion projects are operational based on the reporting of environmental indicators by Stroyservis: Bungursky-7's indicators are available from 2020 and Berezovsky-Centralny's from 2022.[6] A media article also reports that in 2021 operations at Bungursky-7 were suspended for 90 days as in the southwestern part of pit, the height of the ledge was 26 m, but there were no safety beams provided.[7]


There was an opposition meeting against the project in 2018, stating that Berezovsky mine is 'growing before our eyes and is gradually capturing more and more new territories'.[8] Berezovsky Centraly coal mine is only 500 metres away from the town of Berezovo.[9] The area is heavily mined and there are many different coal mines in the vicinity.

Mine Details

  • Operator: Berezovsky Razrez LLC
  • Owner: Stroyservis[3]
  • Location: near Berezovo, Prokopyevsky and Novokuznetsky Districts, Kemerovo Oblast, Russia[3]
  • GPS Coordinates: 53.74515215498213, 86.78589921015468 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Production Capacity: 5.7 mtpa (in 2018)[3], 5.164 mtpa (2020)[10], 6.1 mtpa (2021)[3]
  • Total Resource:
  • Mineable Reserves:
  • Coal type: Bituminous (Met)[3]
  • Mine Type: Surface[3]
  • Start Year: 2005
  • Source of Financing:

Bungursky-7 Expansion

  • Status: Operating
  • Production Capacity: Increase production by 1.5 mtpa
  • Mineable Reserves: 27 million tonnes[11]
  • Start Year: 2020[6]

Berezovsky-Centralny Expansion

  • Status: Operating
  • Production Capacity:
  • Mineable Reserves: 32.5 million tonnes[9]
  • Start Year: 2022[6]

Articles and resources


  1. Разрез «Берёзовский», Wikimapia, accessed Mar. 2021.
  2. Разрез «Березовский» участок «Бунгурский 7», Wikimapia, accessed Mar. 2021.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 "OOO “Razrez “Berezovskiy”," "AO “Stroyservis” website," accessed September 2022.
  4. "Программа Развития Угольной промышленности до 2035 года". 13 June 2020.
  5. "МАТЕРИАЛЫ ОЦЕНКИ ВОЗДЕЙСТВИЯ НА ОКРУЖАЮЩУЮ СРЕДУ УЧАСТКА «БЕРЁЗОВСКИЙ ЦЕНТРАЛЬНЫЙ»" (PDF). 2020. Retrieved September 2022. line feed character in |title= at position 50 (help); Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Stroyservis. "Охрана окружающей среды". Retrieved September 2022 (select the mine and the year from the drop-down menu). Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  7. "На участке БУНГУРСКИЙ-7 работы приостановили на 3 месяца". 4 November 2021.
  8. "Война цвета угольной пыли".
  9. 9.0 9.1 "The Berezovsky open-pit mine is expanding and expanding," "NK-TV," February 7, 2020.
  10. "Итоги угольной промышленности за 2020 год". 2021.
  11. "Kuzbassnedra sold licenses for 3 sites of coal and one placer gold," "Business Portal of Kuzbass," November 17, 2011.