The mining machine, a KDK500 manufactured by the Corum Group plant, is capable of cutting up to 24 tons of coal per minute. It is expected to begin operating at the beginning of next year and will be used to work out the first southern longwall of block 11 at the Pokrovskoye mine.
In addition to the new mining machine, Metinvest Pokrovskugol has also purchased new face and bottom conveyors from T Machinery. These conveyors will soon be installed in the sixth longwall of the southern panel of block 11. By the end of the year, the number of Chinese-made SANYI EBZ-260 tunneling machines at the Pokrovskoye mine will also increase.
The company expects the return of one of its JOY combines, which is currently being restored at the manufacturing plant in Poland.
Metinvest Pokrovskugol has already used more than 16,000 cubic meters of concrete and 2,000 tons of rolled metal in preparing block 11 for operation. The company has also laid 34,000 square meters of roads. When construction is complete, two thousand miners will work on the block every day. The final commissioning of block 11 is planned for 2025.
This year, the Pokrovskoye mine has already produced almost 3.5 million tons of coal.
Yuri Ryzhenkov, General Director of Metinvest, noted during his visit to the enterprise that the results shown by the teams of Metinvest Pokrovskugol are worthy of respect.
“It is very important that our employees and soldiers defend the country with arms in their hands. But no less important are those who hold the economic front, enable the country to function, build up strength. Today, almost every one of our defenders contains a particle of Pokrovsky coal, because the steel that is on body armor, mobile shelters and much more was made from it,” Ryzhenkov said.
Metinvest created Metinvest Pokrovskugol to manage operational and administrative changes at the enterprises of the Pokrovskaya Coal Group (PUG). The company includes, in particular, the Pokrovskoye mine administration and the Svyato-Varvarinsky concentrating plant.
Svyato-Varvarinskaya concentrator is a premium-class coal concentrate producer in Ukraine. The production capacity of the enterprise is about 8 million tons of ordinary coking coal per year with the possibility of enriching five different classes of coal.
Sh / y Pokrovskoe (formerly Krasnoarmeyskaya-Zapadnaya No. 1) is the largest producer of coking coal in Ukraine.
The main shareholders of Metinvest BV are the SCM Group (71.24%) and the Smart Holding Group (23.76%), which jointly manage the company.
Metinvest Holding LLC is the management company of the Metinvest group.