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Mechel launches new longwall at Southern Kuzbass

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World Coal,

Mechel PAO, one of Russia’s leading mining and steel companies, has launched a new longwall at Southern Kuzbass Coal Company’s V.I. Lenina Underground Mine. Investment totaled approximately RUB 470 million.

The new longwall #0-16-10’s reserves are estimated at 435 000 t. The average seam height is 1.8 m, with the longwall nearly 200 m long with an extraction panel of 720 m.

The longwall is equipped with a 134-section powered support system, a cutter-loader, as well as a crusher, a longwall conveyor and a belt conveyor. All of the longwall’s equipment is compliant with modern industrial and labour safety requirements.

“V.I. Lenina Underground Mine’s reserves consist of metallurgical coal with excellent quality characteristics, which is high in demand with coke producers. Southern Kuzbass Coal Company will be working this new longwall for eight months. The concentrate we will produce from its coal will be marketed both domestically and internationally,” Mechel Mining Management’s CEO, Igor Khafizov, commented.

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