Mechel Southern Kuzbass Coal Output in 2020 Up By 20%
Mechel Group’s Southern Kuzbass Coal Company open pit and underground mines yielded a total of 10.4 million tonnes of coal in 2020, which is 20% more than in 2019. Southern Kuzbass Coal Company’s washing plants processed a total of 9.7 million tonnes of coal, which is 12% more than in the previous year. The company shipped over 7.5 million tonnes of ready products to its customers, which tops the previous year’s result by 17%. Stripping volumes went up by 13% and excavation went up by 8% as compared to 2019.
Krasnogorsky Open Pit made the most remarkable contribution to the company’s results by mining over 4.6 million tonnes of coal in 2020. That includes over two million tonnes of high-quality anthracite, whose production went up by 77% as compared to 2019.
In 2020, Southern Kuzbass Coal Company’s other open pit facilities also improved output, with Sibirginsky Open Pit producing over 2 million tonnes and Olzherassky Open Pit accounting for over 1 million tonnes.