Eesti Energia Kaevandused

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Eesti Energia Kaevandused AS
state owned
Industry Mining
Founded 1945
Headquarters Jõhvi, Estonia
Area served
North–east Estonia
Key people
Veljo Aleksandrov (CEO)
Products Oil-shale
Number of employees
3,150 (2009)
Parent Eesti Energia

Eesti Energia Kaevandused ("Mines of Estonian Energy") (former name: Eesti Põlevkivi ("Estonian Oil Shale")) is a mining subsidiary of Eesti Energia, an Estonian state-owned energy company. The core activity of Eesti Energia Kaevandused is oil-shale mining in the north-east of Estonia. The produced oil shale is mainly used to fuel oil shale-fired power stations in north–east Estonia.[1] The company has 3,150 employees.[2] The chief executive officer is Veljo Aleksandrov.

Eesti Energia Kaevandused were established in June 1945 as Eesti Põlevkivi. It was created by merging Kukruse and Käva II mines. In 1946, it took over Viivikonna mine.[3]

Eesti Energia Kaevandused has following subsidiaries:

  • Estonia Underground Mine - oil-shale mining
  • Narva Open-Cast - oil-shale mining
  • AS Põlevkivi Raudtee - rail transportation
  • Orica Eesti OÜ (35% of shares) - production of explosives



  1. ^ Juhan Tere (2010-02-05). "Estonian oil shale mining industry posted record of a decade due to cold weather in January". The Baltic Course. Retrieved 2010-04-03. 
  2. ^ Juhan Tere (2009-10-06). "Eesti Energia Kaevandused makes 49 employees redundant". The Baltic Course. Retrieved 2010-04-03. 
  3. ^ Pihlamägi, Maie (2010). "Policy of transition: Industry in the Estonian SSR during the first post-war five-year plan (1946–1950)" (PDF). Acta Historica Tallinnensia (Estonian Academy Publishers) 15: 146–166. doi:10.3176/hist.2010.1.07. Retrieved 2014-08-21. 

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