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June 3, 2022updated 14 Jun 2022 12:22pm

Ten biggest producing underground mines in the Former Soviet Union in 2021

By Carmen

Here are the ten largest underground mining projects by production in the Former Soviet Union in 2021, according to GlobalData’s mining database.

1. DTEK Pavlogradugol Mining Complex

The DTEK Pavlogradugol Mining Complex is a coal mining project in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine. The brownfield project is owned by DTEK Energy and is due to operate until 2060. The mine produced an estimated 20.2Mt of ROM in 2021. It had an estimated production of 14.5 million tonnes of coal in 2021.

2. Berezniki-4 Mine

The Berezniki-4 Mine is a potash mine owned by Uralkali. Located in Perm Krai, Russia, the greenfield mine produced approximately 17.5Mt of ROM in 2021. It had an estimated production of 2.7 million tonnes of potash in 2021. The expected mine closure date is 2039.

3. Yalevskogo Underground Mine

Located in Kemerovo Oblast, Russia, the Yalevskogo Underground Mine is a coal mining project owned by Siberian Coal Energy.

The greenfield mine produced an estimated 10.3Mt of ROM in 2021. It had an estimated production of 8.6 million tonnes of coal in the same year.

4. Gubkin Mine

The Gubkin Mine is an iron ore mine located in Belgorod Oblast, Russia. Owned by Industrial Metallurgical Holding Management, the greenfield project produced an estimated 9Mt of ROM in 2021.

The mine had an estimated production of 2.1 million tonnes of iron ore in 2021. The Gubkin Mine will operate until 2036.

5. Krasnoarmeiskaya-Zapadnaya No. 1 Mine

Owned by Donetsksteel, the Krasnoarmeiskaya-Zapadnaya No. 1 Mine is a coal mine situated in Donetsk, Ukraine.

The ROM production at the mine produced was approximately 8.8Mt of ROM in 2021. It had an estimated production of 6.8 million tonnes of coal in 2021.

6. Gaisky Mine Complex

The Gaisky Mine Complex is a copper mining project in Orenburg Oblast, Russia. The brownfield project is owned by Ural Mining and Metallurgical. The mine produced an estimated 8Mt of ROM in 2021. It had an estimated production of 180.4 thousand tonnes of copper in 2021.

7. Kotinskaya Mine

The Kotinskaya Mine is a coal mine owned by Siberian Coal Energy. Located in Kemerovo Oblast, Russia, the greenfield mine produced approximately 7.1Mt of ROM in 2021. It had an estimated production of 3.5 million tonnes of coal in 2021.

8. Ruban Mine

Located in Kemerovo Oblast, Russia, the Ruban Mine is a coal mining project owned by Siberian Coal Energy.

The greenfield mine produced an estimated 6.5Mt of ROM in 2021. It had an estimated production of 1.7 million tonnes of coal in the same year.

9. Stariobin Potash Mine

The Stariobin Potash Mine is a potash mine located in Minskaya, Belarus. Owned by Belaruskali, the greenfield project produced an estimated 5.7Mt of ROM in 2021.

The mine had an estimated production of 5.4 million tonnes of potash in 2021.

10. Berezovsky Mine

Owned by Belaruskali, the Berezovsky Mine is a potash mine situated in Minskaya, Belarus. The mine is expected to operate until 2055.

The ROM production at the mine produced was approximately 5.7Mt of ROM in 2021. It had an estimated production of 1.3 million tonnes of potash in 2021.

Methodology: This information is drawn from GlobalData’s mines and projects database, which tracks all operating and developing mines and projects globally. Verdict’s parent company GlobalData provides business information to 4,000 of the world’s largest companies.

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