Mokhovsky coal mine

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Mokhovsky coal mine is an underground and opencast coal mine, operated by Kuzbassrazrezugol, a subsidiary of Ural Mining Metallurgical Company, producing 6.7 tonnes per annum, in Kemerovo Oblast, Russia.[1]

The mine was temporarily idled in 2019.[2]

An expansion of the mine has been proposed to increase production to 7.2 million tons. To this end, in 2012, construction began on the Zarechny-Belovsky and First-Priority-Belovsky open pit mining sites, with balance reserves of 12.5 million and 5.9 million tons of coal, respectively.[3]


The map below shows the exact location of the Mokhovsky coal mine, near Mokhovo, Belovsky District, Kemerovo Oblast, Russia.[4]

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Coal Mine Background

The mine opened in 1966 and is located in the Kuzbass coalfield.[1] In 1985, an enrichment plant was put into operation.[1]

In August 24, 2000 the new Elovsky site was opened with a production capacity of 1 million tons of coal per year.[1]

In 2002 the construction of an underground mining site began. This is the first underground mine by the company Kuzbassrazrezugol.[1]

In 2003 a crushing and screening complex was built on the Elovsky section of the Mokhovsky coal mine.[1]

In 2004, the construction of the Znamenskaya railway station was completed. The station ended the problem of transporting coal from the Elovsky site and made it possible to increase production in this area.[1]

In 2006, production amounted to 2,942.5 thousand tons.[1]

Open Joint Stock Company "Coal Company "Kuzbassrazrezugol" was created in May 2003 by merger of 11 coal companies, including the Mokhovsky Ugolny Razrez (Mokhovsky coal mine).[5]

In June 2019 production at the mine was halted after a 50% price reduction in the value of thermal coal for European markets in the previous six months. S&P Global reported that Thermal coal prices have fallen so low that the mine is now loss-making. The CEO said. "If the situation [on the market] doesn't change, there will be a loss in production and a halting of the activity of individual branches of our coal company." Kuzbassrazrezugol and another local coal miner, SDS-coal Holding, asked Russian Railways to lower its tariff for shipments of thermal coal in light of the plunge in the price of the fuel.[6]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Kuzbassrazrezugol
  • Parent Company: Ural Mining Metallurgical Company
  • Location: Mokhovo, Belovsky District, Kemerovo Oblast, Russia
  • GPS Coordinates: 54.592708, 86.403924 (exact)
  • Status: Operating[1]
  • Production Capacity: 6.17 million tons (2017)[7]
  • Total Resource:
  • Mineable Reserves: 197.1 million tons[3]
  • Coal type: Thermal[6]
  • Mine Size:
  • Mine Type: Underground and opencast[1]
  • Start Year: 1966[1]
  • Source of Financing:

Expansion details

  • Status: Proposed
  • Production Capacity: 1.03 mtpa[3]
  • Mineable Reserves: 18.4 million tons[3]
  • Start Year:

Articles and resources


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 Russian Wikipedia, "Моховский угольный разрез," Russian Wikipedia, 2007.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Structure," "LLC "UGMK-Holding"," accessed July 2020.
  4. Моховский угольный разрез, Wikimapia, accessed Mar. 2021.
  5. , Kuzbassrazrezugol, Annual Report of Open Joint Stock Company "Coal Company "Kuzbassrazrezugol" 2017," page 3, Kuzbassrazrezugol, June 2018.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Toby Woodall, "Ural Mining idles Mokhovsky mine amid thermal coal price drop," S&P Global, 13 June 2019.
  7. Kuzbassrazrezugol [Annual Report of Open Joint Stock Company "Coal Company "Kuzbassrazrezugol" 2017,"] page 14, Kuzbassrazrezugol, June 2018.

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