Southern Kuzbass

History

1993

Mining enterprises in the towns of Mezhdurechensk and Myski were turned into joint-stock companies, with some of the shares handed over to employees and the rest put into authorized capital stock of the new company Southern Kuzbass.

2000

In order to boost efficiency of the company’s four open pits, Southern Kuzbass Coal Company acquired Southern Kuzbass Explosives.

2002

Having acquired Lenin Underground mine, Tomusinsk and Kuzbass processing plants, the company began underground mining and coal processing operations.

2002

The company launched the Sibirginsk mine and Krasnogorsk Processing Plant to handle anthracites and steam coal.

2003

Southern Kuzbass Coal Company joined Mechel Group, which tasked the company with increasing production volumes, expanding its raw materials base, constructing new enterprises and upgrading equipment.

2004

Southern Kuzbass Coal Company won auctions for the right to use subsoil plots for coking coal exploration and mining at the Raspadsk Open Pit, Sibirginsk Mine Berezovsk-2 areas which hold estimated reserves of 120.5 million tonnes total.

2005

Southern Kuzbass Coal Company won auctions for the right to use subsoil plots for coking coal exploration and mining at two plots of the Erunakovsk coal deposit, with total estimated reserves of 264.6 million tonnes.

2006

The company launched New-Olzherassk Underground mine.

2007

Southern Kuzbass Coal Company joins Mechel’s coal division Mechel Mining.

2008

New high productive long wall face No. 21-1-3 in seam 21 has been commissioned at the New-Olzherassk mine. Mechel invested approximately $100.0 million (RUR2.5 billion) in the mine’s construction. The new long wall face’s coal reserves are estimated to exceed 1.5 million tonnes.

2010

Разрез «Томусинский» признан победителем соревнования шахтерских коллективов Кемеровской области среди предприятий, занимающихся открытой добычей угля. За первое полугодие 2010 года горняками разреза добыто 969,2 тыс. тонн угля, что на 535 тыс. тонн больше, чем за аналогичный период 2009 года.

2011

Construction of Sibirginsk Mine’s second line, halted in 2008, is resumed. It will bring the enterprise’s capacity up to 2.4 million tonnes of coal per year. The increase of production volumes at the Sibirginsk mine will be achieved gradually, with the second line scheduled to be launched in October 2014. Sibirginsk’s first line is operating with a design load of 1.2 million tonnes a year, with the plant’s ultimate reserves set at over 90 million tonnes.

2017

Krasnogorskaya Washing Plant marked its 15th anniversary.

A new longwall is launched at V.I. Lenina Underground mine, with workable reserves estimated at 369,000 tonnes.

As part of Mezhdurechensk’s preparations for Miner’s Day festivities, the company remodelled the boulevard in the town’s Yunosti street.

Waste-water treatment facilities at Sibirginsky Open Pit were revamped, with investments totaling over eight million rubles. This modernization enabled the company to reduce discharge of pollutants into the local river by six times.

The company’s ecological project on mined-land reclamation, joint with the United Nations, was acknolewdged among the best at Russia’s mining forum MINEX-Russia-2017.