Kolyvansky coal mine

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The Kolyvansky coal mine (Разрез Колыванский) is a surface coal mine in Novosibirsk Oblast, Russia.


The map below shows the exact location of the mine.[1]

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The Kolyvansky coal mine used to be owned and operated by Siberian Anthracite OJSC, part of Sibanthracite Group. The Group was sold to A-Property in late 2021 for USD 1 billion.[2] Following the completion of the sale transaction, in 2022 A-Property consolidated the coal assets of Sibanthracite Group and A-Property under the new management company Elga-Sibanthracite (ELSI).[3] Siberian Anthracite OJSC - which owned and operated the Kolyvansky coal mine and the Gorlovsky coal mine - was renamed Razrez Kolyvansky LLC in October 2022.[4]

Mining began as a pilot program at Kolyvansky in 1994. In 2005, open pit mining was scaled up to 1.5 Mtpa. This increased to 3.5 Mtpa when Siberian Anthracite began mining at the Northern mining pit.[5] In 2007, Siberian Anthracite began to develop the Krutikhinsky pit.[6][7] In 2014, they expanded to the eastern pit, which aimed to increase the production capacity to 8 mtpa.[5]

The mine produces anthracite coal, 90% of which is exported to the European Union, China, and other markets. Coal is transported via rail to a number of different ports in the Russian Far East and the Black Sea; including and the Port of Ust-Luga.[8]

Anthracite mined at the Kolyvansky is classified as Ultra High Grade (UHG) anthracite, and has 92% carbon content - which is the highest one for premium quality anthracites.[9]

In 2020, joint production of the Kolyvansky coal mine and Gorlovsky coal mine (together, former Siberian Anthracite) was 5.9 million tonnes.[10] In 2021, this increased to 7.3 million tonnes.[11] 2022 production reached 7.7 million tonnes.[12] It is understood that the Kolyvansky mine is the bigger producing mine contributing most to the joint production.

Expansion Project

The expansion project was mentioned in Russia's 'Programme for Coal Industry Development up to 2035', published in June 2020.[13] An expansion is to reach capacity of 10.5 Mtpa at Kolyvansky already by 2020. The Programme document stated that project documents have been completed, and the state and environmental assessments have given the project a "positive conclusion".[13] However there are no news on the project's status and the target production has not been reached, as of the end of 2022. It is possible that the project is delayed.

Mine Details

  • Owner: Razrez Kolyvansky LLC[4]
  • Parent: A-Property
  • Location: near Ust-Chem, Iskitimsky District, Novosibirsk Oblast, Russia
  • GPS Coordinates: 54.679167, 83.624722 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Production Capacity: 7.3 million tonnes (2021 joint production with Gorlovsky coal mine)[11], 7.74 million tonnes (2022 joint production with Gorlovsky coal mine)[12]
  • Total Resource:
  • Mineable Reserves: 118.7 million tonnes (2022 JORC)[14]
  • Coal type: Anthracite (Met)[9]
  • Mine Type: Surface[6]
  • Start Year: 2005[6]
  • Source of Financing:

Expansion details

  • Status: Proposed
  • Production Capacity: Increase capacity by ca 2.8 Mt to 10.5 Mtpa[13]
  • Mineable Reserves:
  • Start Year: 2020

Articles and resources

  1. Угольный разрез "Колыванский", Wikimapia, accessed Mar. 2021.
  2. "Наследники Босова продали «Сибантрацит» за $1 млрд". rbc.ru. October 21, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. "Владелец "А-Проперти" объединит свои угольные активы в третью по величине компанию в РФ". tass.ru. August, 2022. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |date= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. 4.0 4.1 "«Сибирский антрацит» сменил название на «Разрез Колыванский»". kommersant.ru. October 18, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Kolyvansky open pit," "MiningWiki," accessed July 2020.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 "Novosibirsk region," "SibAnthracite website," accessed July 2020.
  7. "Elsi group website". Retrieved October 2022. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |access-date= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. Siberian Anthracite LLC, "Facilities: Novosibirsk Region", Sibanthracite website, Accessed March 2021
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Elsi Group 'Production'". Retrieved October 2022. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |access-date= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. "ИТОГИ РАБОТЫ УГОЛЬНОЙ ПРОМЫШЛЕННОСТИ РОССИИ ЗА ЯНВАРЬ-ДЕКАБРЬ 2020 ГОДА". cyberleninka.ru. 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Siberian Anthracite fulfils annual production plan ahead of schedule". worldcoal.com. December 20, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  12. 12.0 12.1 "Elsi Life Corporate Newspaper (page 5)" (PDF). elga.ru. December 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 "Программа Развития Угольной Промышленности до 2035 года". government.ru. June 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  14. "АО «Сибирский Антрацит» переименовано в Акционерное Общество «Разрез Колыванский»". elsi-group.ru. October 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)