EVRAZ ranks first among Russian coking coal producers. The Group offers integrated solutions to optimise the coal blend to a global clientele and prides itself on being a reliable supplier. Coal and concentrate products are used by EVRAZ steelmaking divisions, as well as by third-party domestic customers and export clients in Asia and Europe.
The product portfolio comprises a wide range of coking coal blends, including hard, semi-hard and semi-soft.
Mining and coal washing operations
EVRAZ completed the consolidation of its coal businesses under Raspadskaya on 30 December 2020.
Mezhdurechensk site (Russia)
Raspadskaya has two operational underground coking coal mines and two open-pits in Mezhdurechensk, the Kemerovo region. This complex includes the Raspadskaya mine, Russia’s largest. The operations produce hard coking coal (K and OS grades), semi-hard coking coal (GZh grade) and semi-soft coking coal (GZhO grade).
Raspadskaya’s coal washing plant is one of the most modern in Russia. It enjoys low maintenance costs and is designed to process high volumes with a small staff.
Novokuznetsk site (Russia)
Raspadskaya has five coking coal mines in Novokuznetsk, the Kemerovo region. They produce hard and semi-hard coking coal (Zh, GZh and KS grades), which is processed into high-quality concentrate (classified as HCC grade internationally). Most of this is produced in the Yerunakovskaya-8 mine.
At Novokuznetsk site Raspadskaya has two coal washing plants, which produce customised coking coal blends and pulverised coal injection (PCI) coal. The Kuznetskaya washing plant produces high-quality HCC concentrate for domestic market. The Abashevskaya washing plant produces a wide variety of products whose quality matches specific customers’ needs.
It was decided to stop production at the Mezhegey mine from the beginning of 2020 with the conservation of the mine until demand and market prices recover.