Largest coal mine in Russia opens
26th of 3, 2015
A new 167-year-life coal mine has opened in Russia. The Arshanovsky open cut mine, in south eastern Siberia, has set a goal of two billion tonnes of coal extracted over its mine life, at a rate of around 10 million tonnes per annum. The Russian mine will be located in the Khakassia region of Siberia, with plans to construct additional rail infrastructure to support the operation. Russia has already announces the construction of two new coal ports in Siberia, which gives the nation more access to Chinese, Japanese, and Korean coal markets.