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20 August 2019, 20:31

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LPR mine launches new coal face ahead of Miner’s Day

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LUGANSK, August 20 (Lugansk Media Centre) - The Belorechensya colliery of the Tsentrougol state unitary enterprise in the Lugansk People’s Republic launched a new coal face with estimated reserves of 650,000 tons ahead of Miner’s Day.

The new production site was inspected on Tuesday by a government commission which included district administration head Yevgeny Bondar, Tsentrougol director general Yuriy Zhilinskiy and LPR Trade Union Federation representatives.

The new face is equipped with a 3KD90 powered support, drag bar conveyor SPTs 230 and shearer-loader KDK500 repaired by Belorechenskaya miners.

“The reserves are at 650 thousand tons, seam thickness is 1.65 metres, and daily output is expected at 1,400 tons,” Zhilinsky said.

As if today, there is a great demand for the G-grade coal produced by a Belorechensya branch. The Republic’s energy workers need up to 100,000 tons of coal a month in winter, he added. 

The new coal face will help create more jobs; stable wages are guaranteed to all workers, with the average wage at 20,000 rubles or more per month, the director general said. The maximum production can reach 2,000 tons per day.

Belorechenskaya mine was commissioned in 1957 and is currently one of the largest in the LPR. It produces G-grade coal. The maximum mine depth is 705 metres.

Earlier, Deputy Minister of Fuel, Energy and Coal Industry Sergey Chuprin said that Tsentrugol planned to launch two new coal faces in the near future.

The first, with the estimated reserves of 265,000 tons, was launched at the Nikanor-Novaya mine on May 21. 

Established by the LPP Head’s decree, Miner’s Day is marked on the last Sunday of August.

LuganskMediaCentre — 20 August — Lugansk