Investment topped RUB 300 million (circa $ 4 million).
Mechel Mining Management’s CEO Igor Khafizov said:
- The longwall 3-1-11 with estimated coking coal reserves of 3.5 million tonnes has been launched in the fall of 2019, and we have already mined over 1 million tonnes of coking coal in its 1st production area
- In the near future, we will begin preparing for mining in its third extraction area, which is due to be launched in late 2022
The new extraction area’s industrial coal reserves are estimated at 1.5 million tonnes.
The working face’s seam height is 4 meters, with the length of 220 meters and an extraction panel of 1,070 meters.
The longwall’s 2nd section is equipped with a cutter-loader, an overloader, a crusher, a 220-meter belt conveyor, and a 130-section powered support system.
All of the longwall’s equipment is fully compliant with modern safety requirements.