Chernigovets coal mine

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The Chernigovets (or Chernigovskiy) coal mine (разрез Черниговец) is an operating surface coal mine in the town of Berezovsky in the Kemerovo Oblast, Russia.


The map below shows the exact location of the Chernigovets mine, near Berezovsky, in Kemerovsky District, Kemerovo Oblast, Russia.[1]

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The Chernigovets coal mine is operated by SDS UGOL, a subsidiary of Siberian Business Union-Coal.[2]

Large-scale mining began at Chernigovets mine in 2011.[3] The mine complex processes coal from the Kedrovsko-Krokhalyovskoye and Glushinskoye coal deposits.[4]

About 70% of coal produced by the mine is exported to Turkey, Ukraine and the EU.[5]

The project to increase capacity to 7.5 million tonnes is mentioned in the Russian Government's 'Programme for Coal Industry Development up to 2035', released in June 2020.[6]

There are no news on the project's construction status, as of September 2022. In addition, the governor of Kuzbass stated that new mine projects are on hold due to infrastructure restrictions of coal exports through the Eastern route of Russian Railways, only the projects that are nearing completion are being finished.[7] Given no news on the expansion project, it is considered Shelved.

Mine Details

  • Operator: SDS UGOL
  • Owner: SDS UGOL
  • Location: near Berezovsky, in Kemerovsky District, Kemerovo Oblast, Russia
  • GPS Coordinates: 55.6002889, 86.0931788 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Production: 6.08 million tonnes (2020)[8]
  • Total Resource: 141 million tons[6]
  • Mineable Reserves:
  • Coal type: Bituminous (Thermal and Met)
  • Mine Type: Surface
  • Start Year: 1965[3]
  • Source of Financing:

Project Expansion details

  • Status: Shelved
  • Capacity: Increase of 1.4 to reach capacity of 7.5Mtpa[6]
  • Mineable Reserves:
  • Start Year:

Articles and resources


  1. Черниговский угольный разрез, Wikimapia, accessed Mar. 2021.
  2. "Siberian Business Union Coal," "Better Coal website," accessed July 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "A powerful excavator started work at the Chernigovets open pit," "SDS-Ugol website," August 2, 2011.
  4. "Visit to Chernigovets open-cut mine," "Volga Trader," August 27, 2018.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 "Программа Развития Угольной промышленности до 2035 года". June 13, 2020.
  7. "В Кузбассе временно приостановили реализацию крупных инвестпроектов в сфере добычи угля"". September 8, 2022.
  8. Production figures, accessed March 2022

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