In 2021, the production volume of the Sibanthracite Group amounted to 22.639 million t, of which high-quality anthracite ultra high-grade – 14.586 million t, metallurgical coal of grade T – 8.53 million t. Compared to 2020, production increased by 28%.
In terms of production growth dynamics, 2021 was a record year for the company. Sibanthracite plans to maintain high production rates over the next three years due to continued growth in demand for its products in international markets.
Sibanthracite exports over 90% of its products. Shipment to consumers in 2021 amounted to 22.320 million t. The number of long-term contracts with consumers is 70%.
Deliveries to the key market – China – increased by 18%. Deliveries to India in 2021 increased by 51%, and South Korea by 38%. In addition, sales increased by 62% in Europe.
In 2021, Sibanthracite diversified and increased the efficiency of export shipments: it began deliveries via the Northern Sea Route from the port of Ust-Luga, shipped coal by large-capacity ships from the port of Taman, signed a contract with JSC Murmansk Commercial Sea Port (MMTP, part of the NTK division , SUEK Group) an agreement on the transhipment of 3 million t of coal in 2022, with the possibility of further increasing volumes and prolonging the agreement until the end of 2024.
In 2021, under the programme to increase production, the Sibanthracite Group began the transition to the use of high-performance mining and transport equipment of large unit capacity. 42 mining dump trucks with a carrying capacity of 220 – 240 t (28 units) and 130 t (14 units), five electric excavators with a bucket capacity of 12 m3 were purchased.
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