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 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.