The article presents a general description of the SDS-Ugol OAO.
The author analyses the trends of coking and steam coal mining by surface and underground methods at the Company operations in the period of 2004–2010. Statistics is provided on coal supply to consumers by application area in 2009–2010, coking and steam coal producers’ prices in 2004–2009. The investment policy of the Company is analyzed. Data is also provided on the number of industrial production personnel involved in coal production and coal output per man in 2004–2009. The analysis is presented of the state-of-the art and opportunities of coal output expansion by UK Prokopievskugol OOO, Prokopievskoye OOO, Chernigovets ZAO opencast coal mine. The author presents a forecast of coal output trends of the SDS-Ugol OAO for the period up to 2030.