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Russian mining & steel company Mechel launches new longwall at Southern Kuzbass

Southern Kuzbass’s washing plants make PCI coals, which are then used in blast furnaces and enable steelmakers to dramatically cut expenditure of coke. The company also mines low sulphur thermal or oxidized coals with high calorific value

Russian mining & steel company Mechel launches new longwall at Southern Kuzbass

Mezhdurechensk, March 15 – Neftegaz.RU.  Mechel, one of Russia’s leading mining and steel companies, reports launching a new longwall at Southern Kuzbass Coal company’s V. Lenina underground mine.
Investment totaled approximately RUB 470 million ($6.4 million)

Mechel Mining Management’s CEO Igor Khafizov commented:
  • V.I. Lenina Underground Mine’s reserves consist of coking coal with excellent quality characteristics, which is high in demand with coke producers
  • Southern Kuzbass Coal Company will be working this new longwall for 8 months
  • The concentrate we will produce from its coal will be marketed both domestically and internationally
The new longwall #0-16-10’s reserves are estimated at 435,000 tonnes.
The average seam height is 1.8 meters, with the longwall nearly 200 meters long with an extraction panel of 720 meters.

The longwall is equipped with a 134-section powered support system, a cutter-loader, as well as a crusher, a longwall conveyor and a belt conveyor.
All of the longwall’s equipment is compliant with modern industrial and labor safety requirements.

Mechel´s products are marketed in Europe, Asia, North, South America and Africa.
The company unites producers of coal, iron ore concentrate, steel, rolled products, ferroalloys, heat and electric power.
All of its enterprises work in a single production chain, from raw materials to high value-added products.

Source : Neftegaz.RU

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