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24 November 2020, 15:27

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Vostokugol’s subsidiary launches new coal face

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LUGANSK, November 24 (Lugansk Media Centre) - The Samsonovskaya-Zapadnaya mine of the Vostokugol Republican Fuel Company has launched a new coal face, the company press service reported.

“Samsonovskaya-Zapadnaya has launched coal face No 5 at coal bed K2H, horizon 714 meters,” the report said. It meets all industrial safety standards and will provide jobs to 138 coal miners.

Headed by Maxim Volkov, Production Unit No 1 is expected to produce up to 1,035 tons of grade “Zh” coal per day, which is in great demand among metallurgical companies.

The new face reserves are estimated at over 487,000 tons, with coal face thickness varying between 1.28 and 1.47 meters. The equipment includes a 2KD-90TMechanised complex, SP-251 conveyor and 1K-101U cutter-loader.

“I’m glad we’ve met the deadline to prepare for operation. On behalf of my team, I want to thank all colleagues for invaluable help,” Maxim Volkov said. “We appreciate the support of our specialists from the mine transport, tunneling and energy mechanical departments.”

Acting company director general Konstantin Skrytnik earlier said that Vostokugol had produced three million tons of coal since the company was established six months ago.

LPR Prime Minister Sergey Kozlov praised the company for stable payment of wages to coalminers.

Vostokugol brings together 56 companies employing more than 30,000 people.

Earlier, the LPR government announced a coal industry restructuring program. Its key objectives were set forth by LPR Head Leonid Pasechnik. Pasechnik said that thanks to the restructuring, Vostokugol would become a locomotive for the LPR economy.

 

LuganskMediaCentre — 24 November — Lugansk