Chernogorsky Coal Mine

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Chernogorsky Coal Mine (Черногорский разрез) is an operating coal mine in Chernogorsk, Khakassia, Russia.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Mine Name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Chernogorsky Coal Mine Chernogorsk, Khakassia, Russia 53.757047, 91.06635 (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 1958

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
9.6[1] 2022[1] Surface Open Pit 50* 1095*

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
142 Chernogorskiy Subbituminous Thermal Novosibirsk-4 power station

Table 5: Ownership and parent company

Owner Parent Company Headquarters
SUEK-Khakassia LLC[2][3] Siberian Coal Energy Company JSC Russia


Table 6: Project status

* Added capacity of a coal mine refers to the enhancement in the mine's production capabilities beyond its initial production capacity.
Status Status Detail Project Type Project Phase Added Capacity (Mtpa)* Start Year
Proposed Permitted Expansion 3[4] 2022

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


Chernogorsky coal mine (Черногорский разрез) is a surface coal mine near the town of Chernogorsk, in the western part of the Minusinsk coal basin which lies in the Republic of Khakassia, Russia.[5]

The mine is owned and operated by SUEK-Khakassiya JSC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Siberian Coal Energy Company (SUEK).[5] The mine is the largest among SUEK’s mines in Khakassiya, producing about 9 million tonnes per annum.

Prior to 2022, about half of the production of the mine was exported to Europe and Asia.[5][6] The rest was consumed domestically by Novosibirsk-4 power station and Novosibirsk-2 power station.[7] In 2022, export volumes are likely to be lower than previous years as a result of EU sanctions, and a lack of transportation infrastructure from Khakassiya to allow a redirection of exports to Asian markets.[8]

The extracted coal is sent to the nearby Chernogorsky coal washing plant for reducing the ash content and for improving the coal value. Chernogorsky washing plant has a capacity of 8 million tons per annum.[6] SUEK-Khakassiya completed the reconstruction of the Chernogorsky washing plant for an increased production capacity of 9 million tons per annum in 2019.[9] It produces coal used by households in Poland, Turkey, and other countries.[10]

  • Owner: SUEK-Khakassiya JSC
  • Parent: Siberian Coal Energy Company (SUEK)
  • Location: 15km southwest of Chernogorsk, in Ust-Abakansky District, Republic of Khakassia, Russia
  • Coordinates: 53.757047, 91.066350 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Production: 8.62 million tonnes (2020)[11], 9.6 million tonnes (2021)[12], 9.6 million tonnes (2022)[13]
  • Total Resource:
  • Total Reserves: 126 million tonnes (end of 2021)[10]
  • Coal type: Subbituminous (Thermal)
  • Mine Size:
  • Mine Type: Surface
  • Start Year: 1958[14]
  • Source of Financing:


The mine had an expansion plan approved in March 2019. It is expected to reach capacity of 12.5 million tonnes of coal per annum by 2022.[14] The expansion project incudes the reconstruction of existing facilities and construction of new ones. This is equivalent to about 3 Mt capacity increase from the 2021/2022 levels.[13] According to the IEA, the expansion could be 3.5 million tonnes.[15]

In June 2023 it was reported that the State Expertise Agency (Glavkospekspertiza) approved the project of a new coal pit at Chernogorsky. It is assumed that this refers to the same expansion project anticipated back in 2019.

The source states that the new pit will be located in the southern part of the Abakansky coal mine, near the left bank of the Yenisei river (however the project is still referred to as part of Chernogorsky). To ensure production activities in the planned volumes, a new open-pit facility will be built. The capacity of the future external dump will be more than 28,000 thousand cubic meters, while the internal dump will be about 130,000 thousand cubic meters. A warehouse for fuels and lubricants is being reconstructed.[16][17] “An important block in the project is the construction of water supply and sanitation facilities. A new quarry water pipeline will be built to pump out water. The water is planned to be discharged into the Eastern Block pond, which corresponds to an open drainage system. In the summer season, it is planned to use accumulated industrial water resources for dust suppression, according to Glavgoskspertiza.[17][16]

To strengthen the power supply unit and its efficiency, a two-transformer substation with a capacity of 1600 kVA will be built; it is also planned to reconstruct some networks and install energy-saving pumping equipment. The general designer of the project is Protech Engineering LLC. [17][16]

Project Expansion Details

  • Status: Proposed (Permitted)[14]
  • Capacity: Increase of 3 Mt to 12.5 Mt[14]
  • Mineable Reserves:
  • Start Year: 2022[14]
  • Source of Financing: SUEK[14]

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