LUGANSK, August 2 (Lugansk Media Centre) - The Komsomolskaya colliery of the Lugansk People’s Republic Antratsit state-owned enterprise has launched a new coalface with estimated reserves of 850,000 tons, the Antratsit district administration reported.
The commissioning was attended by head of the LPR Coal Ministry production and development department Viktor Tkachenko, Antratsit director general Stanislav Selivanov and the Komsomolskaya administration led by director Vladimir Vysotskiy.
“The 10th eastern face of H8 bed has a length of 250 metres and is equipped with the 1KD-90 powered support system. An SP-251.13 drag conveyor is installed in the tunnel; the production units are two coal-mining machines Ksh1KGU,” the administration’s report said. “The coal face reserves amount to 850,000 tons providing for some two years of operation.”
A team of workers led by Sergey Kukuyashniy has been assigned to work at the new coalface.
On December 30, 2015, the Komsomolskaya colliery launched a new face for the first time since active fighting had stopped in the region. On April 22, 2016, it launched the second coal face with estimated reserves of 500,000 tons and on February 15, 2017, the third face with reserves of at least 600,000 tons.
Komsomolskaya resumed operation in August 2015. The company managed to keep the larger part of its workforce. It produced some 100,000 tons of coal in the first month of operation.
Komsomolskaya was commissioned back in 1980. Until 2014, it produced more than 1.5 million tons of coal a year.
LuganskMediaCentre — 02 August — Lugansk