Sugodinsk-Ogodzhinsky coal mine

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The Sugodinsk-Ogodzhinsky Coal Mine (Огоджинскоe месторождениe) is a surface mine located in Amur Oblast, Russia.

Location

The map shows the exact location of the coal field, near Ogodzha, Selemdzhinsky District, Amur Oblast, Russia.[1]

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Background

The rights to develop the coal field were owned by Ogodzhinskaya Coal Company LLC, which was owned by a company called Rostech.[2] In 2021, Elga Ugol took control of the Ogodzhinskaya Coal Company.[3] In 2022, following the acquisition of Sibanthracite Group, A-Property consolidated the coal assets under the new management company Elga-Sibanthracite (ELSI).[4]

The project to develop the Sugodinsk-Ogodzhinsky coal field was mentioned in Russian 'Programme for Coal Industry Development up to 2035' from June 2020.[5] The target capacity is 20 million tonnes. According to the Programme, the project passed state examination and received a positive conclusion, permission was issued for the construction of a coal mine, and an industrial site and the necessary infrastructure are under construction.[5]

Production commenced at the coal mine in 2020 reaching 200 thousand tonnes, with a plan to reach 10 million tonnes already in 2023.[2] However, significant development of the railway infrastructure would be required to achieve these volumes.[6] In November 2021, A-Property suspended production at the Sugodinsk Ogodzhinsk coal mine to free up transportation capacity for its main producing assets - Elginskiy Coal Mine.[6] The company reported NO production for the the mine in 2022 - it appeared that it continued to be mothballed.[7] However, in its corporate newspaper from December 2022, the company stated the plan to produce 1.2 million tonnes in 2023.[7]

In April 2023 it was reported that construction of the railway has commenced and 72 kilometres out of 140 are to be built by the end of 2023. The railway line will run entirely through the Amur Region.[8] The throughput capacity of the railway line was said to be 7 million tonnes per annum.[8]

In September 2023, it was reported that the mine plans to produce 1.5 million tonnes in 2023 and that currently the mine works to increase monthly production up to 150 thousand tonnes.[9] The mine's status is therefore revised to Operating.

Mine Details

  • Owner: Ogodzhinskaya Coal Company LLC
  • Parent: A-Property
  • Location: Ogodzha, Selemdzhinsky District, Amur Oblast, Russia[10]
  • GPS Coordinates: 52.750425, 132.581978 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Production Capacity: 12Mtpa (Phase 1)[10][5], 0 (2022)[7]
  • Total Resource: 1.6 billion tonnes[11]
  • Mineable Reserves: 744 million tonnes[11]
  • Coal type: Bituminous
  • Mine Type: Surface
  • Start Year: 2020[2]
  • Source of Financing:

Expansion details

  • Status: Shelved
  • Production Capacity: Phase 2: Increase by 8 mtpa to 20 mtpa[10][5]
  • Mineable Reserves:
  • Start Year:

Articles and resources

References

  1. Огоджинская угленосная площадь, Wikimapia, accessed Mar. 2021.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Огоджа приросла углем". kommersant.ru. July 17, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. "На Веру и Огоджу нашлась управа". kommersant.ru. October 10, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. "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)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 "Программа Развития Угольной промышленности до 2035 года". government.ru. 13 June 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. 6.0 6.1 "«А-Проперти» прекратила добычу на Огодже". nedradv.ru. November 25, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 "Elsi Life Corporate Newspaper" (PDF). elga.ru. December 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. 8.0 8.1 "На Огоджинском месторождении в Приамурье началось строительство железной дороги". portamur.ru. April 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. "ЭЛСИ планирует добыть 1,5 млн тонн угля на Огоджинском месторождении". /nedradv.ru. September 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 "Facilities: Amur region," "SibAnthracite Group," accessed July 2020.
  11. 11.0 11.1 "The Russian Vostokugol entered the Ogodzhinsky coal project," "LLC Business Media Far East," July 30, 2018.