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Mechel Reports Launch of New Longwall at Southern Kuzbass

Mezhdurechensk, Russia October 07, 2019 Mechel PAO (MOEX: MTLR, NYSE: MTL), one of the leading Russian mining and metals companies, reports launching a new longwall at Sibirginskaya Underground Mine which is part of Southern Kuzbass Coal Company.

The new longwall 3-1-11 lies 450 meters deep. The longwall is 220 meters long, with an average seam height of four meters and an extraction panel of 750 meters.

Investment in the project totaled over 838 million rubles.

The longwall is equipped with a cutter-loader, a belt car and a crusher, drag bar conveyor, a 400- and a 1,500-meter belt conveyors, and a 130-section powered support system. To ensure high production efficiency and labor safety, the mine also acquired a mobile vacuum air pump degasser.

“The longwall 3-1-11 with estimated coking coal reserves of 3.5 million tonnes is equipped with the newest mining machines acquired as part of Mechel’s investment program. Its planned monthly output is 90,000 tonnes,” Mechel Mining Management OOO’s Chief Executive Officer Igor Khafizov noted.


Mechel PAO
Ekaterina Videman
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Mechel is an international mining and steel company. Its products are marketed in Europe, Asia, North and South America, Africa. Mechel unites producers of coal, iron ore concentrate, steel, rolled products, ferroalloys, heat and electric power. All of its enterprises work in a single production chain, from raw materials to high value-added products.


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