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 owned and operated by Razrez Berezovsky JSC, which is owned by Siberian Energy Coal Company (SUEK).[2][3]

The construction of the Berezovsky-1 open pit, with an initial design capacity of 55 million tonnes, started in 1980.[1] As of 2022 its capacity was stated at 7 million tonnes.[4]

Coal from the mine goes directly to the Berezovskaya power station by 15km of conveyor belt.[4][1]

In 2018 SUEK was constructing a plant at the mine to produce briquettes from coke breeze with reduced iron content for ferroalloys and silicon industries.[5] 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.[6] The facility launched in 2020 after final investments of 1 billion roubles.[7] Smokeless coal pellets called 'Siberian briquettes' became available for purchase by households.[7]

The mine met the annual target for 2022 already by the end of August, having produced 4.4 million tonnes.[8] Total 2022 production reached 7.5 million tonnes, almost double compared with 2021.[9]

As of June 2023, the coal mine was 74% ahead of the production plan.[10] The growth was due to additional requests from Berezovskaya power station.[10] "The second year of intensified mining dictates the need to increase coal reserves for extraction. Two new BelAZ dump trucks were put into operation at the mine for overburden stripping, and another BelAZ started working at the mine. Borodino is also implementing a project to lay the the railway tracks and build a new transport interchange. The project is scheduled for completion in 2025."[11]


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.[12]

Mine Details

  • Owner: Razrez Berezovsky JSC
  • Parent Company: Siberian Energy Coal Company (SUEK)
  • Location: Sharypovo, Sharypovsky District, Krasnoyarsk Krai
  • GPS Coordinates: 55.677760, 89.175606 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Capacity: 7 mtpa[4]
  • Production: 3.381 mtpa (2020)[13], 7.5 mtpa (2022)[9]
  • Total Reserves:
  • Mineable Reserves: 3,363 Mt (2021)[3]
  • Coal type: Lignite[5]
  • Mine Type: Surface [5]
  • 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. "АО «РАЗРЕЗ БЕРЕЗОВСКИЙ»". / unknown. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |date= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. 3.0 3.1 "SUEK Annual Report 2021" (PDF). Retrieved September 2022. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |access-date= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "JSC "Open-pit mine Berezovsky"," "SUEK website," accessed September 2022.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 SUEK, "Empowered: Integrated Report 2018," page 53, SUEK, 2019.
  6. SUEK, "SUEK speaks about smokeless fuel at the Siberian Energy Forum," SUEK, 21 November 2019.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Огонь без сажи и выбросов»: бездымное топливо стало еще более доступным для красноярцев". 4 September 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. "СУЭК на Березовском разрезе досрочно отметил новый год". 5 September 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Год сложный, но успешный СУЭК вышла на исторический рекорд добычи в Красноярском крае". December 2022. {{cite web}}: line feed character in |title= at position 25 (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. 10.0 10.1 "«Готовы и дальше наращивать объемы»: СУЭК в Красноярском крае подвела итоги работы за полугодие". July 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. "Генеральный директор АО "СУЭК-Красноярск" подвел итоги работы в 1 квартале 2023 года". April 2023. {{cite web}}: External link in |website= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  12. News from the Field: Russia's Anti Coal Movement, Pacific Environment, March 1, 2018
  13. "ИТОГИ РАБОТЫ УГОЛЬНОЙ ПРОМЫШЛЕННОСТИ РОССИИ ЗА ЯНВАРЬ-ДЕКАБРЬ 2020 ГОДА". Retrieved 2022. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |access-date= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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