Chukotka Has Increased Coal Production by 27% in 2021

February 24, 2021

94 thousand tons of lignite and hard coal were produced in January in the territory of the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug. In comparison with the same period in 2020, coal shipments increased by 27%.

According to the information of the regional department of industry, the significant growth was provided by the OJSC “Ugolnaya mine” (Anadyr). In the first month of the year, the company extracted 36.7 thousand tons at the Anadyr brown coal deposit, while last year in January it had shipped only 1 thousand tons. The increase in the result is due to the conclusion of an agreement for the supply of coal with the Egvekinot power plant and the communal services of Anadyr region.

At the same time, the second coal company in the region – “Beringpromugol” LLC (part of “Tiger Realm Coal Ltd”) reduced production in January by 20%, to 57.3 thousand tons. The company is extracting the coking coal at the Fandyushkinskoye field.

In 2021 the coal mine “Ugolnaya” plans to produce at least 100 thousand tons of coal while “Beringpromugol”’s plan for 2021 stands for 760 thousand tons.

Source: NEDRADV



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