Yuzhnaya coal mine

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Yuzhnaya Coal Mine (шахта Южная) is a underground mine near Beryozovsky, in Kemerovsky District, in Kemerovo Oblast, Russia.[1]


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The Yuzhnaya coal mine is operated by SDS UGOL, which is owned by Siberian Business Union-Coal.

The mine originally opened in 1941, but mining ceased in 1996, and the mine was liquidated in 2003 by full flooding. The construction of the new modern underground mine Yuzhnaya commenced in 2005 and was completed in 2009.[2] The mine uses long wall underground techniques.[1][3] It has a capacity of 3 million tonnes per annum.[3]

The mine is part of Chernigovets complex, which also includes the Chernigovets coal mine and two processing facilities. In 2018 it was reported by the Siberian Business Union that the joint capacity of the complex is 8.8 million tonnes, with a plan to reach 10.9 million tonnes by 2025 and 15 million tonnes by 2035. More than 90% of produced coal had historically been exported to European countries, as well as to Brazil, China and Egypt.

The mine's operations were suspended in early 2022 by the Federal Service for Technical Supervision due to irregular ventilation and the absence of the technical review of the control systems.[4] Later in 2022, another suspension of operations for 90 days was put in place.[5] The increased checks appear to be a result of the tragedy at Listvyazhnaya coal mine (also owned by SDS Ugol).

Mine Details

  • Operator: SDS UGOL
  • Owner: Siberian Business Union-Coal[3]
  • Location: near Beryozovsky, in Kemerovsky District, Kemerovo Oblast, Russia[3]
  • Coordinates: 55.60060447, 86.09720437 (Exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Production: 3 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa)[3], 2.1 million tonnes (2020 production)[6]
  • Total Reserves: 94.365 million tonnes[1]
  • Mineable Reserves:
  • Coal Type: Bituminous (Thermal and Met)
  • Mine Type: UNDERGROUND
  • Start Year: 1941/2009[2]
  • Source of Financing:

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 OJSC Kuzbassghiproshakht, "Yuzhnaya Coal Mine", Kuzbassghiproshakht website, Accessed March 2021
  2. 2.0 2.1 Шахта «Южная» (Берёзовский), MiningWiki.ru, accessed Apr. 2021.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 SDS Ugol, "Yuzhnaya", SDS Ugol website, Accessed March 2021
  4. "Шахта "Южная" СДС возобновила угледобычу". Interfax Russia. 16 February 2022.
  5. "Ростехнадзор выявил нарушения и приостановил работы на участках девяти шахт в Кузбассе". gazeta.ru. 8 September 2022.

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