Berezovsky 1 coal mine

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Berezovsky lignite coal mine, also known as Berezovsky-1,[1]is an existing coal mine 15 km north of Sharypovo, in the Sharypovsky District, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia.

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


The undated image below shows the exact location of the mine.

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Coal Mine Background

The construction of the Berezovsky-1 open pit, with a design capacity of 55 million tons.[1]

The volume of production in 2005 amounted to 4.8 million tons.[1]

In May 2007, the shareholders of Borzinsky Razrez, Berezovsky-1 Razrez and Nazarovsky Razrez decided to merge into SUEK-Krasnoyarsk OJSC.[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.[2]

SUEK was investigating the potential to develop smokeless coal from the Berezovsky mine's coal. In 2017 facilities at the coal mine began commercially producing smokeless fule. In 2019 a facility for the deep processing of brown coal with an annual capacity of 30,000 tonnes of finished products was ready for commissioning.[3]


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.[4]

Project Details

  • Sponsor:
  • Parent Company: SUEK
  • Location: Sharypovo, Sharypovsky District, Krasnoyarsk Krai
  • GPS Coordinates: 55.677760, 89.175606 (exact)
  • Status: Operational
  • Production Capacity: 7 mtpa [5]
  • Total Resource:
  • Mineable Reserves:
  • Coal type: Lignite[2]
  • Mine Size:
  • Mine Type: Opencast[2]
  • Start Year: 1980[1]
  • Source of Financing:

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Russian Wikipedia, "Разрез Березовский-1," Russian wikipedia, accessed 17 February 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 SUEK, "Empowered: Integrated Report 2018," page 53, SUEK, 2019.
  3. SUEK, "SUEK speaks about smokeless fuel at the Siberian Energy Forum," SUEK, 21 November 2019.
  4. News from the Field: Russia's Anti Coal Movement, Pacific Environment, March 1, 2018
  5. "JSC "Open-pit mine Berezovsky"," "SUEK website," accessed July 2020.

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