EVRAZ Launches New Coalface at Uskovskaya Mine

5 September 2019 (09:06)

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, September 5, 2019. New Coalface 50-22 (estimated coal reserves: 1,638,000,000 kg) got launched at EVRAZ Holding’s Uskovskaya Mine, Raspadskaya Coal Company’s PR Department reports.

‘This section of the mine is 1,700 meters long and is located in the western part of the allotment’s southern wing. This is the penultimate section of Bank 50 that needs to get worked through before the miners can move on to Bank 48. Some 9km worth of the mine opening had to get prepared prior to the start of the mining process,’ the company says.

Equipment by the world’s leading manufacturers has been provided for the miners working on the coalface. All the excess gas has been removed from the location to ensure miners’ safety. The launch of the new section of the coalface will let Uskovskaya miners meet their target annual output figures for the valuable GZh coal; the coal reserves are expected to get all extracted by the second quarter of 2020.

‘Uskovskaya Mine produces the valuable GZh coking coal that gets processed at Kuznetskaya Central Processing Plant and Abashevskaya Central Processing Plant and then shipped to EVRAZ Holding’s metallurgical enterprises. The coal is also popular with external customers in Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary,’ Raspadskaya Coal Company says.

Uskovskaya Mine, Kuznetskaya Central Processing Plant, and Abashevskaya Central Processing Plant are all managed by Raspadskaya Coal Company, which manages both PAO Raspadskaya’s and YuzhKuzbassUgol’s coal-producing assets. Both PAO Raspadskaya and YuzhKuzbassUgol are EVRAZ Holding’s member enterprises.

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