Vostochny coal mine

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The Vostochny coal mine is an operating coal mine in Novosibirsk Oblast, Russia.

The company has proposed to increase the mine's capacity to 10 mtpa.[1]

Location

The image below shows the exact location of the mine, near Ust-Chem, in Iskitimsky District, Novosibirsk Oblast, Russia.[2]

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Background

Operations at the Vostochny coal mine began in 2016, so it is the youngest coal mine in the Sibanthracite group.[3]

Production capacity has expanded rapidly at the Vostochny coal mine. In 2016, it produced 1.17 million tons of anthracite coal.[4] In 2017, 4.04 million tons of coal were mined, and in 2018, 6.3 million tons were removed.[5]

The long term goal for production capacity of the Vostochny coal mine is 10 mtpa, which the company aims to reach by 2020.[4] A document from the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation said that project documents have been completed, a building permit obtained, and "a positive conclusion was received from the state and environmental assessments" for the expansion."[6]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Sibanthracite
  • Parent Company: Vostok Coal[7]
  • Location: Ust-Chem, Iskitimsky District, Novosibirsk Oblast, Russia[3]
  • GPS Coordinates: 54.646940, 83.627027 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Production: 6.3 Mtpa (in 2018)[5]; 5.683 million tonnes (2021).
  • Total Resource:
  • Mineable Reserves: 150.6 million tons[3]
  • Coal type: Anthracite[3]
  • Mine Size: open pit[3]
  • Mine Type:
  • Start Year: 2016[3]
  • Source of Financing:

Expansion details

  • Status: Proposed
  • Production Capacity: An increase of an additional 10 mtpa[6]
  • Mineable Reserves:
  • Start Year: 2020[4]

References

  1. Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation, "Strategy and Programme for Russia’s Coal Industry Development to 2035," January 2020.
  2. Разрез «Восточный», Wikimapia, accessed Mar. 2021.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 "Novosibirsk region," "SibAnthracite website," accessed July 2020.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Vostochny anthracite open pit mine: results of the first half of 2017," "Vostok Coal website," July 18, 2017.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "https://vostokcoal.ru/en/assets/razrez-vostochnyj/," "Vostok Coal website," accessed July 2020.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation, "Strategy and Programme for Russia’s Coal Industry Development to 2035," January 2020.
  7. "Interview of Sibanthracite CEO," "SibAnthracite website," April 26, 2019.