Pravoberezhny coal mine

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The Pravoberezhny coal mine (Правобережный разрез) is an operating surface coal mine in Khabarovsk Krai, Russia.

Location

The map below shows the exact location of the mine, near Chegdomyn, in Verkhnebureinsky District, Khabarovsk Krai, Russia.

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Background

The mine is owned and operated by Urgalugol JSC, a subsidiary of SUEK.

The development of Pravoberezhny coal mine began in 2016, with targeted production capacity of 3 Mtpa.[1]

Coal from the Khabarovsk mines (Pravoberezny, Bureinsky coal mine and Severnaya Coal Mine) is exported primarily to China and South Korea. The proximity of the assets to the Vanino Bulk Terminal is an advantage. Mines in this region also supply coal to Russian power generation customers located in the Khabarovsk and Primorye regions.[2]

During 2022, Urgaugol coal mines continued to export the entire volume of coal that it could bring to the ports, taking into account the current logistical limitations. The main export markets now are China, Korea and Japan. The new commercial team managed to solve all problems with freight, and now it is not uncommon that the company even lacks coal for exports. The plan is to increase exports in 2023. There is still a strong demand for our coal on the domestic market due to the growth of power generation in Siberia and the Far East.[3] Urgaugol coal mines produced over 10 million tonnes and shipped over 6 million tonnes to consumers, about 4.9 million tonnes were exported to Asia-Pacific countries (in particular to China) and about 1.3 million tonnes were shipped for the needs of the energy sector of the region.[4]

Expansion

In 2019, Urgalugol decided to expand the mine capacity to 6 Mtpa by 2024.[5][6] The expansion is also mentioned in Russia's 'Programme for Coal Industry Development up to 2035', released in June 2020, citing expansion of capacity to 6-8 million tonnes by 2024-2026.[7]

As of September 2022, the investment project was on-going, according to SUEK's management the Khabarovsk area is not affected much by the infrastructure restrictions to re-orient Russian coal exports to the East.[8]

As of April 2023, expansion plans were confirmed to increase capacity to 6 Mtpa, but now by 2025.[9] As of August 2023, the company planned to mine 5.3 million tonnes from Pravoberenzhny already in 2023.[10]

Another source from May 2023 referred to further expansion of the mine to reach 12.5 Mtpa capacity by 2028.[11] This is higher than the target production level referred to in the 2020 'Programme for Coal Industry Development'.

Mine Details

  • Owner: Urgalugol JSC
  • Parent: Siberian Coal Energy Company (SUEK)
  • Location: Chegdomyn, Verkhnebureinsky District, Khabarovsk Krai, Russia
  • GPS Coordinates: 51.201139231793015, 133.0049924362588 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Production Capacity: 3 mtpa (in 2020)[1], 4.5 million tonnes (2021)[12][13]
  • Total Resource: 111 Mt[5] (2020)
  • Mineable Reserves:
  • Coal type: Bituminous (Thermal)
  • Mine Type: Surface
  • Start Year: 2017[2]
  • Source of Financing:

Project Expansion 1 details

  • Status: Proposed
  • Production Capacity: Increase of capacity to reach 6 mtpa[6][5][9]
  • Mineable Reserves:
  • Start Year: 2025[9]


Project Expansion 2 details

  • Status: Proposed
  • Production Capacity: Increase of capacity to reach 12.5 mtpa[11]
  • Mineable Reserves:
  • Start Year: 2028[11]

Articles and resources

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "«Ургалуголь» в 2021 году выйдет на добычу в 10 млн тонн угля". vnedra.ru. November 24, 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Our Operations: Khabarovsk," "SUEK website," accessed July 2020.
  3. ""Ургалуголь": ренессанс с продолжением". www.suek.ru. December 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. "В Хабаровском крае расширят участки освоения угольного месторождения". neftegaz.ru/. May 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 SUEK. "Annual Report 2020" (PDF).{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. 6.0 6.1 "СУЭК увеличит мощность разреза «Правобережный» до 6 млн тонн угля". vnedra.ru. February 16, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. "Программа Развития Угольной промышленности до 2035 года". government.ru. June 13, 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. "Максим Басов: Добычные предприятия СУЭК на Дальнем Востоке находятся в выгодном положении". primamedia.ru. September 9, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 "28.04.2023 // 7 млн тонн угля отгрузит потребителям «Ургалуголь» в 2023 году". /biznes-gazeta.ru/. April 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. "Новые рекорды: развитие и достижения АО «Ургалуголь»". hab.mk.ru. August 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 "В Хабаровском крае расширят участки освоения угольного месторождения". neftegaz.ru/. May 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  12. "10 миллионов тонн, или как дают стране угля шахтеры Хабаровского края". amurmedia.ru. December 24, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  13. ""Ургалуголь": ренессанс с продолжением". www.suek.ru/. December 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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