The Solntsevsky coal mine, a key mining asset of the Eastern Mining Co., has exceeded the figure in terms of production last year. Over 9.2 million t of coal have already been mined. The final figure for 2019 was 9.1 million t.
Having reached volumes of 9.2 million t of coal, the company exceeded the result for the same period last year by 17.5%. At the beginning of November 2019, 7.8 million t were produced. There was also a significant increase in stripping operations. The volume of removed rock mass amounted to about 85.6 million t, which is 27% more than last year.
To increase the volume of coal production and stripping operations, Vostochnaya Mining Co. pays increased attention to planning and conducting mining operations using modern tools. Qualified specialists are involved in the work. Also, training of existing employees is carried out regularly in order to improve their qualifications. At the end of 2019, the quarry system was launched into commercial operation, which made it possible to increase the one-time increase in dump truck loading by 10%. Also, a project was implemented to introduce a system of modern high-speed refuelling of mining equipment. The refuelling time for one piece of equipment was reduced by 2.5 times, which also influenced the increase in productivity at the RMS. Every year the company carries out technical modernisation, expanding and updating the fleet of mining and transport equipment.
“At the Solntsevsky coal mine, a number of projects are being implemented to optimise processes and increase productivity. Also, special attention is paid to the personnel issue. Our team consists of high-level specialists involved in the production process. All this undoubtedly affects the growth of coal production,” commented Alexey Sharabarin, Director of the Solntsevsky coal mine.