Sakha Republic’s Agency for Use of Mineral Resources gave permission to launch the first stage of the open pit development at the Elga deposit. This represents another critical milestone toward development of the coal deposit.
Mechel finished laying tracks along the entire route of the railway link from Ulak station to the Elga coal deposit. Construction involved laying 321 kilometers of tracks. The railway was built in difficult climatic and geological conditions. A total of 76 bridges were built in the course of the railway’s construction.
Yakutugol received subsoil licenses for researching, investigating and extracting iron ore in the Sutamsky area and in the Sivaglinsky deposit, both located in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)’s Neryungri region. The Sutamsky iron ore area is about 3,300 square kilometers and consists of several promising iron ore deposits. The license area is over 740 square kilometers. Its estimated reserves under Russian standards are 1.35 billion tonnes. The Sutamsky area is located 210 kilometers south-east of Neryungri. The Sivaglinsky deposit is 90 kilometers north of Neryungri and is part of the Southern Aldan iron ore region. Its reserves under Russian standards are about 26.4 million tonnes. The deposit is located less than 7 kilometers away from a high-voltage line and a railway linked to Baikal-Amur Mainline.
A seasonal washing plant and production of the first volumes of concentrate of coking coal mined at the Elga deposit was commissioned. The newly built washing plant fully complies with best international standards. The plant’s processing capacity is up to 3 million tonnes per annum.
Neryungrinskaya Washing Plant processed its 200-millionth tonne of coal. Since its launch in 1984, the plant has produced 131 million tonnes of coking coal concentrate.
Yakutugol Holding Company marked its 50th anniversary.
Open-pit mining began at Dzhebariki-Khaya Open Pit.
Yakutugol Holding Company’s technological transport base marked its 40th anniversary.
The Mechel-Remservice OOO machinery and repair plant, Yakutugol Holding Company’s subsidiary, marked its 30th anniversary.
Mechel Mining Management OOO’s department of mining assets in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) was formed. Igor Khafizov was appointed as its head.
Neryungrinsky Open Pit mined its 350-millionth tonne of coal.
Implementation of a large-scale technical revamping program led to Yakutugol receiving over 30 machines, including two EKG-18 excavators produced by Uralmashplant.
For the first time in its history, Yakutugol Holding Company brought in contractors to take part in strip mining and ore transport works.
Yakutugol Holding Company took part in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)’s “Industrial Jobs for Local Personnel” program.
Yakutugol’s subsidiary Neryungri Automobile Base marked its 10th anniversary.