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ARMZ, AlyansTransAtom JSC and Contractors Started Implementing a Program to Replenish the Vehicle Park for Operation at the PIMCU Urtuyskiy Lignite Open-Cut
90-ton Hitachi-EH-1700 dump trucks, 55-ton BelAZ-7555, T-11 bulldozers and Liebherr-976 excavators with a bucket capacity of 6 cubic meters were acquired for working at the open-cut. A part of the equipment has already passed the run-in with the following introduction into work and a part is on the assembly site.
Oleg Klimovich, Head of the Open Cut Management: “In recent years, we produced coal from the underlying open-cut horizons. The equipment received will help prepare new coal reserves for extraction thereby increasing the production volume and, most importantly, ensuring the open cut a good stepping stone for the future”.
Liebherr excavators will work in conjunction with 55-ton BelAZ machines. New mining and transportation systems will allow increasing the volume of coal transportation and ensure maximum operation of the new equipment. 90-ton Hitachi-EH-1700 machines will be used primarily for the rock mass transportation to the dump.
Vladimir Verkhovtsev, Director General of ARMZ Uranium Holding Co., visited the assembly site during his working visit to PIMCU PJSC and noted that the new equipment will help unconditional fulfillment of the production plan. For 2016, it is about 3 million cubic meters of coal. Stripping works are expected to exceed 10 million cubic meters. Vladimir Verkhovtsev stressed that “Today, Urtui occupies a rightful place in the fuel and energy sector of the Trans-Baikal Territory and the Far East Region and overlaps its competitors both in terms of coal quality and in extraction rates. The fact that we received new equipment means that we will continue to provide coal for the Krasnokamensk CP, as well as for our domestic and foreign partners, without interruptions”.