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SUEK continues equipment upgrades at Borodinsky opencast mine

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Over the past few months, as part of its investment programme, SUEK launched a complete range of equipment and machinery to increase the quality of repairs and minimise maintenance time at Borodinsky opencast mine.

Most notably, new plasma cutting equipment was installed at Borodinsky to produce and provide custom spare parts for the site’s mining equipment. The use of the latest CNC machines not only reduces the time required to manufacture spare parts, but also improves their quality. As well, a new hydraulic puller for the dismounting of large pieces is expected to be operational soon at the mining equipment maintenance machine shop.

A new MPT-6 rail crane is already operational on the mine railway section. The MPT-6 track maintenance vehicle comes with an extended boom, lifting magnet and a 10 t platform to haul heavy loads.

An inductive heater unit was launched at Borodinsky repair and engineering plant to remove and repair locomotive wheel sets. With up to 250 wheel sets repaired every year, the new unit improves maintenance processes and quality, while excluding the possibility of manual errors.

One of the priorities of the SUEK is to install new equipment and modern technology at its operations. Each year, the company’s investment programme in the Krasnoyarsk region represents up to billion of roubles. In addition to the upgrade of mining operations, investments seek to introduce energy-saving technologies, establish environmental projects and improve living and working conditions at the SUEK’s sites.

Edited from press release by Harleigh Hobbs

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