Dovzhanska-Kapitalna Coal Mine

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Dovzhanska-Kapitalna Coal Mine (Шахта «Должанская-Капитальная») is an operating coal mine in Sverdlovsk (Dovzhansk), Sverdlovsk, Luhansk, Ukraine.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Mine Name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Dovzhanska-Kapitalna Coal Mine Sverdlovsk (Dovzhansk), Sverdlovsk, Luhansk, Ukraine 48.0145201, 39.7236443 (exact)

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Project Details

Table 2: Project status

Status Status Detail Opening Year Closing Year
Operating 1983

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
0.4[1] 2022[1] Underground 730* 1057*

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
83.78 Anthracite Thermal

Table 5: Ownership and parent company

Owner Parent Company Headquarters
Republic Fuel Company Vostokugol State Enterprise[2] Ministry of Fuel and Energy of Luhansk People's Republic Russia

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


The Dovzhanska-Kapitalna Coal Mine (also known by its Russian name, Dolzhanskaya-Kapitalnaya) is an underground anthracite coal mine in Luhansk Oblast, Ukraine.

According to the Institute for War and Peace Reporting, most Donbas region mines were seized by Russians and pro-Russian rebels in late 2014 and many have endured electricity shortages and flooding ever since. The current output of the Donbas mines, including this one, is no longer transparent, and many are likely non-operational and on hiatus.[3] The Dovzhanska-Kapitalna coal mine is an underground anthracite coal mine.

The mine used to be owned by DTEK Sverdlovanthracite LLC, a subsidiary of DTEK Energy B.V.[4][5] In 2020, DTEK Sverdlovantracyte LLC was declared bankrupt and liquidation procedure commenced. The court assigned liquidators who took control over the entities from the Group. As a result the companies were deconsolidated from financial statements of DTEK.[6] The mine was seized by pro-Russian separatists in 2017.

The mine is now under Republic Fuel Company Vostokugol State Enterprise of the unrecognized Luhansk People's Republic.[7]

In October 2022, a new longwall was commissioned with reserves of 0.85 Mt.[7] Estimated production from the new longwall was said to be 1000-1200 tonnes of coal per day[7][8] (about 0.4-0.45 Mt per year). The mine was said to become the locomotive of the republic's economy.

  • Owner: Republic Fuel Company Vostokugol State Enterprise (ГУП ЛНР РТК Востокуголь)[7]
  • Parent Company: Ministry of Fuel and Energy of Luhansk People's Republic
  • Location: Sverdlovsk (Dovzhansk), Sverdlovsk (Dovzhansk) Raion, Luhansk Oblast, Ukraine
  • GPS Coordinates: 48.0145201, 39.7236443 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Production Capacity: 2.1 Mtpa[9], 0.9 Mt (2017)[10], 0.4 Mt (estimated capacity 2022-2023)[7]
  • Total Reserves:
  • Recoverable Reserves: 83.78 million tonnes (Proven and Probable Reserves, 2010) [11]
  • Coal type: Anthracite
  • Mine Type: Underground
  • Start Year: 1983
  • Workforce:
  • Source of Financing:

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  3. Yulia Abibok, Ukraine’s Coal Industry in Crisis, Institute for War and Peace Reporting, January 22, 2021
  4. Шахта «Довжанська-Капітальна», Wikipedia (Ukrainian), accessed Mar. 2021.
  5. Шахта «Должанская-Капитальная», MiningWiki, accessed Mar. 2021.
  6. "DTEK 2021 Annual report" (PDF). 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 "Свердловская шахта "Должанская-Капитальная" ввела в эксплуатацию новую лаву". October 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. "Шахта "Должанская" станет локомотивом экономики ЛНР". / October 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. Ministry of Energy of Ukrainian, "Miners of Dovzhanska-Kapitalna and Chervonyi Partizan guerrillas reported on early implementation of the half-year plan", Ministry of Energy website, Accessed May 2021
  10. "Шахта "Должанская-Капитальная" досрочно выполнила годовой план – "Свердловантрацит"". / November 2017.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. Ukrinform, "YURIY BOYKO BEGAN AN INSPECTION OF THE COUNTRY'S COAL INDUSTRY", Ukrinform website, Accessed May 2021