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 Zapadny, 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 owned and operated by Berezovsky Razrez LLC, which in turn is owned by Stroyservis.[3]

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][4] As of 9 months 2022, the mine produced 4.53 million tonnes.[5]

There were two expansion projects being developed, according to the 'Programme for Coal Industry Development up to 2035' published by the Russian Government in June 2020.[6] Results of 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.[6] The Environment Impact Assessment for Berezovsky-Centralny section was performed in 2020.[7]

As of September 2022, it appeared that both expansion projects were already operational based on the reporting of environmental indicators by Stroyservis: Bungursky-7's indicators were available from 2020 and Berezovsky-Centralny's from 2022.[8] A media article also reported 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.[9]

In June 2023, the court ordered to suspend operations at Berezvosky Vostochny section of the mine for 3 months, due to hazardous conditions (not specified).[10]


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'.[11] Berezovsky Centralny coal mine is only 500 metres away from the town of Berezovo.[12] The area is heavily mined and there are many different coal mines in the vicinity.

Mine Details

  • Owner: Berezovsky Razrez LLC
  • Parent: Stroyservis
  • Location: near Berezovo, Prokopyevsky and Novokuznetsky Districts, Kemerovo Oblast, Russia[3]
  • GPS Coordinates: 53.74515215498213, 86.78589921015468 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Production Capacity: 5.7 Mt (2018)[3], 5.164 Mt (2020)[13], 6.1 Mt (2021)[3][4], 6 Mt (2022 estimate based on 9m 2022)[5]
  • Total Resource:
  • Mineable Reserves:
  • Coal type: Bituminous (Thermal and 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[14]
  • Start Year: 2020[8]

Berezovsky-Centralny Expansion

  • Status: Operating
  • Production Capacity:
  • Mineable Reserves: 32.5 million tonnes[12]
  • Start Year: 2022[8]

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. 4.0 4.1 "Разрез Березовский (Стройсервис)". / unknown. Retrieved September 2023. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |access-date= and |date= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. 5.0 5.1 "10,6 млн тонн угля поставила потребителям с начала 2022 года компания АО «Стройсервис»". October 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Программа Развития Угольной промышленности до 2035 года". 13 June 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. "МАТЕРИАЛЫ ОЦЕНКИ ВОЗДЕЙСТВИЯ НА ОКРУЖАЮЩУЮ СРЕДУ УЧАСТКА «БЕРЁЗОВСКИЙ ЦЕНТРАЛЬНЫЙ»" (PDF). 2020. Retrieved September 2022. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |access-date= (help); line feed character in |title= at position 50 (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Stroyservis. "Охрана окружающей среды". Retrieved September 2022 (select the mine and the year from the drop-down menu). {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |access-date= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. "На участке БУНГУРСКИЙ-7 работы приостановили на 3 месяца". 4 November 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. "Суд приостановил горные работы на участке разреза Берёзовский в Кузбассе". June 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. "Война цвета угольной пыли".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  12. 12.0 12.1 "The Berezovsky open-pit mine is expanding and expanding," "NK-TV," February 7, 2020.
  13. "Итоги угольной промышленности за 2020 год". 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  14. "Kuzbassnedra sold licenses for 3 sites of coal and one placer gold," "Business Portal of Kuzbass," November 17, 2011.