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Elgaugol increased production in 2017

23January2018
Elgaugol OOO (part of Mechel Groups mining division) demonstrated significant production growth in 2017 year-on-year.

Elga Coal Complex mined a total of 4.2 million tonnes, which is 12% higher than in 2016. The complex also managed to increase overburden works in 2017, with overburden removal volume up by nearly 38% year-on-year, reaching 9.6 million tonnes.

“Production growth was due to the arrival of new mining machines and implementation of the overhaul program. In 2018 we plan to increase mining at Elga up to 5.3 million tonnes. For that purpose, we shall continue with the technical upgrade, with more new equipment to arrive at the open pit in 2018,” Director of Mechel Mining Management’s department for mining assets in Yakutia Igor Khafizov noted.

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