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Apsatskiy mine receives new Scania trucks

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Five new Scania trucks have arrived at SUEK’s Apsatskiy opencast coal mine, the Russian coal company said in a recent press release. These machines have been purchased under the company’s RUB 20 billion investment programme. The overall cost of new machines is about RUB 60 million.

New trucks will be used at the Aspatskiy mine for coal transportation. Their load capacity is up to 35 t. The machines have an extra strong body, are characterised by fuel efficiency and have all the necessary equipment to ensure the safety and comfort of the driver, including tools and devices for maintenance and repair.

The trucks arrived just in time for the resumption of work on coal mining at Apsat. At the moment, the company exported to the warehouse the first 1000 t of solid fuel this year.

“Scania G-440 trucks are modern machines. They, for example, have powerful engines and enhanced driving performance,” said Dmitriy Dulin, Chief Engineer at the Apsatskiy mine. “It is particularly important for us that the equipment complies with the environmental standards and can operate in conditions of the Far North - at temperatures up to minus 50°”.

SUEK continues to provide the mine with the most modern and efficient equipment. In autumn, nine Volvo dump trucks are expected, while a a crushing and screening plant will be put into operation in the near future. In December, two more BelAZ-75131 dump trucks are expected to assist overburden stripping.

The Apsatskiy operation mines the second largest Russian metallurgical coal deposit – one of three sites in the Zabaikalie region, which is associated with the further development of the coal industry in the region. Apsat coal is used in the metallurgical and chemical industry, supplying not only Russian demand but also abroad: in China, South Korea and Japan.

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