Pervomaisky coal mine

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The Pervomaisky coal mine (Первомайский разрез) is a surface coal mine located in Kemerovo Oblast, Russia.

It is not to be confused with Pervomayskaya coal mine, an underground mine also in Kemerovo Oblast.


The map below shows the exact location of the mine, near Kotino, in Prokopyevsky District, Kemerovo Oblast, Russia.[1]

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The Pervomaisky coal mine is operated by SDS UGOL[2], which is part of the holding company SDS (Siberian Business Union). It was established in 2006 as an industry holding company.[3]

The mine was put into operation in May 2012.[4] In its first year of operation, Pervomaisky mined 1.9 million tonnes of coal. As of 2017, the mine targeted to produce 10 million tones per year.[5]

In 2019, production reached to 7 mtpa.[6] In 2020, the mine produced 5.1 million tonnes.[7] In May 2022, the mine celebrated reaching cumulative production of 50 million tonnes over 10 years since the start of operations.[8] In the first half of 2022, the mine produced 1.9Mt 2022.

As of September 2022 and July 2023, there was no news on the mine's expansion.

In September 2022, the governor of Kuzbass said that new mine projects are on hold due to infrastructure restrictions of coal exports through the Eastern route of Russian Railways, only the projects that are nearing completion are being finished.[9]

Mine Details

  • Owner: Shakhtoupravleniye Mayskoe LLC
  • Parent: Holding Company Siberian Business Union CJSC
  • Location: Kotino, Prokopyevsky District, Kemerovo Oblast, Russia
  • GPS Coordinates: 54.275148, 86.882458 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Production Capacity: 7 Mt (2019)[6], 5.1 Mt (2020)[7], 1.9 Mt (6m 2022)[10]
  • Total Resource: 623 million tonnes[2]
  • Mineable Reserves:
  • Coal type: Subbituminous[4]
  • Mine Type: Surface
  • Start Year: 2012[11]
  • Source of Financing:

Expansion details

  • Status: Shelved[9]
  • Production Capacity: Capacity increase by 3 mtpa to reach 10 mtpa[5]
  • Mineable Reserves:
  • Start Year:

Articles and resources


  1. Разрез «Первомайский», Wikimapia, accessed Mar. 2021.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "About Company". unknown. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |date= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. "HK SDS-UGOL AO (RUSSIA)". 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. 4.0 4.1 "For the first time in the history of modern Russia, a coal mine with a capacity of 15 million tons of coal per year was built in Kuzbass," "SDS Ugol press release," March 5, 2012.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "03.05.2017 Первый юбилей". 2017. Retrieved July 2023 via the Wayback Machine. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |access-date= (help); line feed character in |title= at position 11 (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. 6.0 6.1 "The Pervomaysky open-pit mine produces the 40 millionth ton of coal," "SDS-Ugol website," April 28, 2020/
  7. 7.0 7.1 "ИТОГИ РАБОТЫ УГОЛЬНОЙ ПРОМЫШЛЕННОСТИ РОССИИ ЗА ЯНВАРЬ-ДЕКАБРЬ 2020 ГОДА". Retrieved September 2022. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |access-date= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. "ООО «Шахтоуправление «Майское» добыло 50-миллионную тонну угля". 30 May 2022. {{cite web}}: External link in |website= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. 9.0 9.1 "В Кузбассе временно приостановили реализацию крупных инвестпроектов в сфере добычи угля". 8 September 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. "СУЭК удерживает добычу за счет бурого угля". July 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. "First anniversary," "SDS-Ugol website," May 3, 2017.