Chernogorsky coal mine

From Global Energy Monitor

Chernogorsky coal mine is an opencast coal mine, operated by SUEK, producing 9 million tonnes, near the town of Chernogorsk in Kurgan, in the western part of the Minusinsk coal basin which lies in the Republic of Khakassia, Russia.[1]

The mine is expected to increase production to 12.5 million tonnes in 2022.


The map below shows the exact location of the mine, 15km southwest of Chernogorsk, in Ust-Abakansky District, Republic of Khakassia, Russia.[2] The mine is located adjacent to the Stepnoy coal mine (to the southeast), which is also owned by SUEK.

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Coal Mine Background

The expansion of the mine was approved in March 2019. It is expected to reach the production capacity of 12.5 million tonnes of coal per annum by 2022.[1]

The mine is extensive. Between 2020 and 2022 it is predicted that SUEK will invest 1.49 billion rubles in increasing the production capacity of the Abakansky phase of the mine to 2 million tons per year. Between 2018 and 2020 6.49 billion rubbles were invested in the Chernogorsky in the acquisition of equipment to maintain production at 7 million tons per annum.[3]

In 2013 the Chernogorsky washing plant was commissioned.[4]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: SUEK-Khakasia[5]
  • Parent Company: SUEK[1]
  • Location: 15km southwest of Chernogorsk, in Ust-Abakansky District, Republic of Khakassia, Russia
  • GPS Coordinates: 53.757047, 91.066350 (exact)
  • Status: Operating[1]
  • Production Capacity: 9 million tonnes with expansion to 12.5 million tons per annum (2022)[1]
  • Total Resource:
  • Mineable Reserves:
  • Coal type:
  • Mine Size:
  • Mine Type: Opencast[1]
  • Start Year: 1958[1]
  • Source of Financing:

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 SUEK, "Authorities approve expansion of Chernogorsky open-pit mine," SUEK, 27 March 2019.
  2. Угольный разрез «Черногорский», Wikimapia, accessed Mar. 2021.
  3. RusTrade, "Comprehensive Investment Project," page 10, RusTrade, accessed 11 February 2020.
  4. SUEK, "Our history," SUEK, 27 March 2019.
  5. Prime, "Russia’s SUEK units launch 2 coal faces with 4.1 mln tns reserves," Prime, 5 February 2013.

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