EVRAZ Holding’s Yesaulskaya Mine Turns 35

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, May 16, 2019. EVRAZ Holding’s Yesaulskaya Mine was founded thirty-five years ago this month, EVRAZ Raspadskaya Coal Company’s PR Department reports.

Yesaulskaya was one of the last mines to get launched in the USSR. The construction began within 20 km of Novokuznetsk in 1979; in May 1984, the mine got launched for industrial use. The miners started producing at least 1,000,000,000 kg of coal a year in 1997; only two years later, the smallest annual output reached 2,000,000,000 kg. Yesaulskaya miners set up the local production record-setting teams’ movement in 1999 and became Kuzbass’s Most Productive Teams of The Month more than once. In 2004, they produced as much as 4,600,000,000 kg of coal, which proved the company’s all-time record. All in all, more than 58,000,000,000 kg of coal have been produced (with 321 km in mine workings) since the mine started operating thirty-five years ago,’ the Department says.

To celebrate the special date, Oleg Basmanov’s team set a new production record by exceeding the target output figures by 11%. Raspadskaya Coal Company’s Director-General Sergey Stepanov congratulated the miners on their success and on the mine’s anniversary.

‘Yesaulskaya Mine has been through quite a few glorious moments, and it was here that many of the company’s top managers started their first jobs. The mine’s team is still one of the best skilled ones in Kuzbass. I hope you work safely and productively on our next large investment project Coal-bed 29,’ Stepanov said.

The miners are currently working on Baydayevskoye Deposit’s Coal-bed 26. Next year, they are expected to move on to the denser Coal-Bed 29a (estimated reserves: 10,000,000+ of the valuable GZh coal). Investments into this project will come to RUB 1.5 billion.

For one, a new set of mining equipment (KP 21 combines, self-propelled end units, and self-propelled railcars) has been purchased already. Every month, miners from Sections 5 and 6 do 300 meters worth of excavation work. Once the miners start working on the new coal-bed, the output is expected to rise from 1,400,000,000 kg to 2,000,000,000 kg of coal a year.


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