Berezovsky 1 coal mine

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Berezovsky coal mine (Разрез Березовский), also known as Berezovsky-1[1] is an operating coal mine in Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia.


The image below shows the exact location of the mine, 15 km north of Sharypovo, in the Sharypovsky District, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia.

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Berezovsky coal mine is operated by SUEK-Krasnoyarsk, which is owned by Siberian Energy Coal Company (SUEK).

The construction of the Berezovsky-1 open pit, with an initial design capacity of 55 million tonnes, started in 1980.[1] Its current capacity is 7 million tonnes.[2]

Coal from the mine goes directly to the Berezovskaya power station by 15km of conveyor belt.[2][1]

In 2018 SUEK was constructing a plant at the Berezovsky open-pit to produce briquettes from coke breeze with reduced iron content for ferroalloys and silicon industries.[3] In 2019 a facility for the deep processing of brown coal with an annual capacity of 30,000 tonnes of finished product was ready for commissioning.[4] The facility launched in 2020 after final investments of 1 billion roubles.[5] Smokeless coal pellets called 'Siberian briquettes' are now available for purchase by households.[5]


On February 17, 2018, about 80 people blocked the road to the Berezovsky open-pit coal mine for 10 hours. “Our cancer wards are full,” screamed one of the detained activists to the policemen, in a posted YouTube video of the event. Five protesters were detained, and two of them sentenced to two nights in jail.[6]

Mine Details

  • Operator: SUEK-Krasnoyarsk
  • Parent Company: SUEK
  • Location: Sharypovo, Sharypovsky District, Krasnoyarsk Krai
  • GPS Coordinates: 55.677760, 89.175606 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Capacity: 7 mtpa[2]
  • Production: 3.381 mtpa (2020)[7], 4.4 mtpa (8m 2022)[8]
  • Total Reserves:
  • Mineable Reserves: 3,363 Mt (2021)[9]
  • Coal type: Lignite[3]
  • Mine Type: Surface [3]
  • Start Year: 1980[1]
  • Source of Financing:

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Russian Wikipedia, "Разрез Березовский-1," Russian wikipedia, accessed 17 February 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "JSC "Open-pit mine Berezovsky"," "SUEK website," accessed September 2022.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 SUEK, "Empowered: Integrated Report 2018," page 53, SUEK, 2019.
  4. SUEK, "SUEK speaks about smokeless fuel at the Siberian Energy Forum," SUEK, 21 November 2019.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Огонь без сажи и выбросов»: бездымное топливо стало еще более доступным для красноярцев". 4 September 2020.
  6. News from the Field: Russia's Anti Coal Movement, Pacific Environment, March 1, 2018
  7. "ИТОГИ РАБОТЫ УГОЛЬНОЙ ПРОМЫШЛЕННОСТИ РОССИИ ЗА ЯНВАРЬ-ДЕКАБРЬ 2020 ГОДА". Retrieved 2022. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  8. "СУЭК на Березовском разрезе досрочно отметил новый год". 5 September 2022.
  9. "SUEK Annual Report (page 70 Reserves)". Retrieved September 2022. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

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