On January 20, the first of five EKG-12K electric excavators, purchased in 2021 as part of the Sibanthracite Group's programme to modernise production and switch to heavy-duty equipment from IZ-KARTEKS named after P.G. Korobkov, entered the line. The second EKG-12K will start operating in February 2022. The remaining three will enter the line in the spring of 2022.
According to Dmitry Bezlutsky, Chief Mechanic of JSC Siberian Anthracite, this equipment will be used for overburden operations: “The average productivity of EKG-12K excavators is approximately 4 million m3 of rock per year. Thus, we will be able to ship overburden to heavy dump trucks at an accelerated pace, and, consequently, increase coal production.”
The new excavators run on electricity, which will have a positive impact on the environment. Since January 2021, Siberian Anthracite JSC has switched to the use of green energy, becoming the first coal mining company in Russia to purchase electricity generated using renewable energy sources.
In total, in 2021, the company purchased 42 mining dump trucks with a payload capacity of 220-240 t (28 units) and 130 t (14 units), five excavators with a bucket capacity of 12 m3, three bulldozers, and two graders. The transition to equipment of large unit capacity increases production efficiency and contributes to the implementation of the Group's goal of increasing coal production in the coming years in compliance with the requirements of industrial safety and labour protection, in accordance with design solutions for the stability of the sides, ledges and slopes of dumps.
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