ČSA Coal Mine

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ČSA Coal Mine (Lom ČSA) is an operating coal mine in Northern Bohemian, Czech Republic.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Mine Name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
ČSA Coal Mine Northern Bohemian, Czech Republic 50.54268, 13.525303 (exact)

The map below shows the exact location of the coal mine:

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Project Details

Table 2: Project status

Status Status Detail Opening Year Closing Year
Operating 1950 2025 (planned)[1]

Table 3: Operation details

Note: The asterisk (*) signifies that the value is a GEM estimated figure.
Capacity (Mtpa) Production (Mtpa) Year of Production Mine Type Mining Method Mine Size (km2) Mine Depth (m) Workforce Size
2.5[2] 2022[2] Surface Open Pit 50* 633*

Table 4: Coal resources and destination

Total Reserves (Mt) Year of Total Reserves Recorded Total Resources (Mt) Coalfield Coal Type Coal Grade Primary Consumer/ Destination
8.5 750 Northern Bohemian Lignite Thermal

Table 5: Ownership and parent company

Owner Parent Company Headquarters
Severní Energetická AS[3] Sev.en Energy AG Liechtenstein

Note: The above section was automatically generated and is based on data from the GEM April 2024 Global Coal Mine Tracker dataset.


CSA coal mine is a surface mine in the North Bohemian Basin region of the Czech Republic.

The company has said the mine will close in 2024 or 2025. The mine is operated by Severni Energeticka AS, a company of Sev.en Energy AG.[4] Sev.en Energy also owns the Vrsany coal mine. Pavel Tykac is the "sole ultimate beneficiary" of Sev.en Energy, formerly known as Czech Coal.[5]

According to company's website, the mine has reserves for up to 100 years but mining is limited by the Government Resolution of 1991 on territorial mining limits. Coal mining in this area will therefore probably be terminated in 2024. Coal extraction at the ČSA mine started to be curtailed in 2012, as coal deposits within the current limits are due to be exhausted sometime between 2017 and 2022.[6]

The Company's 2021 ESG report stated that the preliminary end date for mining at the ČSA mine is set for 2025.[7] When operations end, the pit may be made into a lake.[8][6]

Joint production of the Vrsany coal mine mine and the CSA mine reached 10.1 million tonnes in 2021, according to the company's report.[7] Global Data states that production of the CSA mine in 2021 was 4.47 million tonnes.[9] However this is likely to be lower as the total production of the two mines according to Global Data is 11.1 million tonnes, which is higher than the total of 10.1 reported by the company.[7]

The Czech government committed to phase out coal by 2033. However, the energy crisis of 2022 has triggered debates in the Czech Republic about the possible extension and expansion of coal mining.[10] A media article from December 2022 referred to mining reaching maximum levels at CSA and Vrsany coal mine during 2022 due to increased interest in coal.[11]

2 million tonnes of coal have been mined at CSA mine by October 2022.[11]

A media article from July 2023 stated that coal mining should end in 2025 and the reclamation plan was approved by the government a month earlier.[12]

  • Owner: Severni Energeticka AS[13]
  • Parent: Sev.en Energy AG
  • Location: North Bohemian Basin, Czech Republic
  • GPS coordinates: 50.54268, 13.525303 (exact)
  • Mine status: Operating
  • Production: 3.7 million tonnes (2019)[14]; 4.47 million tonnes (2021)[15]. 2.7 million tonnes (2022 estimate based on 9m 2022)[11]
  • Total resource: 750 million tonnes[16]
  • Mineable reserves: 41.6 million tonnes (2012)[6], 8.5 million tonnes (2022)[11]
  • Coal type: Lignite (Thermal)
  • Mine type: Surface
  • Start year: 1950[6]
  • Close Year: 2025
  • Number of employees:

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  1. https://web.archive.org/web/20240121024740/https://www.irozhlas.cz/zpravy-domov/tezba-uhli-rekultivace-severni-cechy_2307281242_cen. Archived from the original on 21 January 2024. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://www.idnes.cz/ekonomika/domaci/mostecko-csa-vrsany-doly-tezka-uhli.A221206_103524_ekonomika_akp. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
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  5. Sev.en Energy group profile 2019 annual report, accessed Nov 23, 2019
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  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 "Sev.en ESG Report 2021" (PDF). https://www.7.cz/. 2022. {{cite web}}: External link in |website= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. Ing. Pavel Kounovský, Ing. Ingrid Jarošová SANACE A REKULTIVACE LOMU ČSA Litvínovská uhelná a.s., 2007
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  12. "Na místě lomu ČSA má po těžbě uhlí vzniknout unikátní rozlehlá plocha divoké přírody". www.irozhlas.cz. July 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  13. "About Us". https://www.7.cz/. Retrieved February 2023. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |access-date= (help); External link in |website= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  14. Czech Republic, Eura Coal, accessed August 2020
  15. Czech Republic: Five Largest Mines in 2021, Global Data, accessed December 2021
  16. Sev.en Energy BUSINESS AREAS Organizational website, accessed Nov 23, 2019