On mine "Komsomolskaya" of "Vorkutaugol" — one of the largest coal producers in Russia, a member of the JSC "Severstal" — launched a new lava 412-th layer "Fourth". With this stope at the company began a planned testing of a new unit — the south wing of the mine with reserves of more than 8.8 million tons of coal.
By August, a new longwall is scheduled to be at full capacity — about 63 million tons of coal grade F (2G) per month. At this rate, it is planned to conduct the work during the year — until May 2013. Then mining equipment will be rewired to the new mining face.
"Launched lava has become the first in the south wing of the mine. Development of the new unit started back in the 90’s of the last century, but the work was suspended, making flooded. By working off the block decided to return in 2010. After draining mines and restore them, the preparation New lava, including — one of the first 412-th layer "Fourth." Since working off of this direction is associated near-term outlook of mine "Komsomolskaya" ", — the press-service of JSC" Vorkutaugol. "
Heading for the preparation of new excavations began in September last year. To prepare the working face, which now started production of coal, covered about 6,000 meters of mine workings.
"This is a high-quality results have been made possible thanks to the professional work of not only the drifters, but the whole staff of the mine. Today, this colossal work bodes well for the new block, where up to now we have not conducted production", — said the director of the mine, "Komsomolskaya "Yuri Konov.
In the southern block of the miners "Komsomolskaya" work off layers of "Triple" and "Fourth". The production volumes are planned about 103 and 69 000 tons of coal per month, respectively. The total number of stocks in the new block of the south wing — more than 8.8 million tons.
Today sinking groups "Komsomolskaya" continued mine development work for future production faces on a layer "Fourth". Extraction of coal seam "Triple" in the new unit is expected to start in 2015. By this time, it is planned that all mining companies will be concentrated in the south wing of the mine.