Development of a surface coal mining operation using an ecosystem approach


Читать на русскоя языкеO.I. Cherskikh1, A.M. Makarov2
1 LLC Solntsevsky Coal Mine, Shakhtersk, Sakhalin region, Russian Federation
2 Research Institute of Efficiency and Safety of Mining Production, Chelyabinsk, Russian Federation

Russian Mining Industry №6 / 2023 р. 122-127

Abstract: In its activities, an open-pit coal mining company comes into contact with the natural, mining and geological environment, interacts with a significant number of organizations, institutions, enterprises, state and municipal governments. In order to balance the interests of this community, as well as to take into account the effects on the natural, mining and geological environment, it is advisable to use an ecosystem approach in planning and organizing the development of the company, which is aimed at combining and using the potential of the stakeholders to mutually strengthen the development opportunities and achieve both individual and collective goals. Ensuring the high quality of the company's production process is considered as the main means of achieving a balance of interests of ecosystem actors. The quality of the production process is determined by the level of the four process components, i.e. personnel, equipment, working conditions, and process organization. Application of the ecosystem approach is described using the example of the Solntsevsky coal mine, where organizational and technological solutions are designed and implemented to improve the quality of the production process, as well as a situational and analytical center is developed and digitalization of production is introduced.

Keywords: ecosystem approach, ecosystem, open-pit coal mining, company, production safety

For citation: Cherskikh O.I., Makarov A.M. Development of a surface coal mining operation using an ecosystem approach. Russian Mining Industry. 2023;(6):122–127. (In Russ.)

Article info

Received: 29.09.2023

Revised: 24.10.2023

Accepted: 02.11.2023

Information about the authors

Oleg I. Cherskikh – Cand. Sci. (Eng.), Director, LLC Solntsevsky Coal Mine, Shakhtersk, Sakhalin region, Russian Federation

Alexander M. Makarov – Dr. Sci. (Eng.), Professor, Executive Director, Research Institute of Efficiency and Safety of Mining Production, Chelyabinsk, Russian Federation; e-mail: makarovam_ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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