Session on mines under construction
Kemerovo. OAO Koks holds debriefing session on mines under construction.
«Construction at the Butovskaya
Since 2008, subterranean work has been underway at the Butovskaya mine to lay incline shafts: a line shaft and a conveyor shaft. This May, subterranean work began to lay a northern lateral line slope. At the central mine site in 2010, construction began on buildings that will form a surface complex for supporting subterranean work: a dispatcher building, a ventilator for the main ventilation system, water preparation station, diesel depot and parking garage.
The mine is projected to reach planned capacity (1.5 million tonnes of coking coal per year) in two stages. The first stage calls for the commissioning of a longwall face for the Artelny stratum (August 2012) with an annual capacity of 650 thousand tonnes of coking coal. The second stage calls for the launch of a longwall face at the Kumpanovsky stratum (2014) with a planned capacity of 1.5 million tonnes of coal per year.
Around 2 billion roubles will be invested into construction at the Butovskaya mine next year.
According to the licensing agreement, the preliminary
According to the technical construction plan that has been developed, the mine’s planned capacity will be 3 million tonnes of coking coal per year. Planned capacity will be acheived according to the following schedule:
- 1st launch stage: launch of a longwall face at stratum 23 in 2014 (planned capacity of 1060 thousand tonnes, including extraction from the development headings);
- 2nd launch stage: launch of an additional heading at stratum 26 in 2015 (planned capacity of 1,820 thousand tonnes, including extraction from the development headings);
- 3rd launch stage: launch of a second working face at stratum 23 in 2016 (planned capacity of 3,000 thousand tonnes, including extraction from the development headings).
1.2 billion roubles will be invested in construction of the Tikhov mine next year.
According to the license agreement, preliminary
«Commissioning mines over the next six years will allow the KOKS Group to further strengthen its position in coking coal extraction and coke production», said Sergei Diakov, Managing Director of OAO Koks.
OOO Butovskaya Mine, once commissioned, will produce coking coal in the Chesnokovsky region of the Kemero Coal Field. OAO Koks is the licensee for this mine.