Kazakhstan

Kostenko Mine

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Overview

Mine TypeUnderground
StatusCare and Maintenance
Commodities
  • Coal (metallurgical & thermal)
Mining Method
  • Longwall
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SnapshotOn the 28th October, a tragic accident occurred at Kostenko coal mine.

All types of works except for the life support of the enterprise have been suspended until special order.
Related AssetKaraganda Coal Mines Complex

Owners

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CompanyInterestOwnership
JSC ArcelorMittal Temirtau (operator) 100 % Direct
Qazaqstan Investment Corp. 100 % Indirect
On October 22, 2023, a preliminary agreement was signed with the Government of Kazakhstan for the transfer of ownership of ArcelorMittal Temirtau to the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Includes the expected transfer of ArcelorMittal Temirtau, ArcelorMittal Tubular Products Aktau (AMTPA) and the Kazakhstan holding company which owns the AMTPA investment.

On December 8, 2023, ArcelorMittal completed the sale of ArcelorMittal Temirtau, its Kazakh steel and mining operation, to the Qazaqstan Investment Corporation (‘QIC’), a state-controlled direct investment fund.

All ArcelorMittal Temirtau assets have been transferred on an ‘as is’ operational basis, meaning QIC has now assumed control and accountability for ArcelorMittal Temirtau’s operations, which will be renamed.

Deposit type

  • Sedimentary

Summary:

The coal mines of ArcelorMittal Temirtau are located in the Karaganda Coal Basin. The basin is more than 3,000 square kilometers and was formed by strata of Upper Devonian and Carbonic ages, Mesozoic and Cainozoic formations. Due to structural peculiarities, the coal basin is divided into three geology-based mining areas: Karagandinskiy, Sherubay-Nurinskiy and Tentekskiy.

Karaganda basin is located on the area of the same name and in the center of this region. Carbon coal-content area occupies the land of about 2000 km2 at the total thickness 4000m. Four synclines are notable in the basin: Tentek, Sherubainur, Karaganda and Verkhnesokursk, first three of them make an industrial part of basin and are studied full enough up to the depths 700-1300m.

Productive sediments are represented by Ashlyarik, Karaganda, Dolinsk and Tentek series which contain up to 30 coal seams with the total working thickness 40m, coal ash content varies within the limits of 10-35 % with the tendency of reduction upwards the section. The most-widely spread are coals of types from hvBb to mvb. Karaganda basin is considered as a high gas content and gas content seams intensively grow from the beginning of methane zone up to 400-500m reaching 15-20 m3/t, and are more stabilized on the depth within the limits of 22-27 m3/t. Gas weathering zone depth varies within the limits of 60-250 m.

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Comminution

Crushers and Mills

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Processing

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Production

Combined production numbers are reported under Karaganda Coal Mines Complex

Operational metrics

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Production Costs

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Heavy Mobile Equipment

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Mine Management

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