Mechel intends to mine 23 million tons of coal in 2018.
“Coking coal concentrate output will be on the level of 10 million tons”, the company CEO Oleg Korzhov reported.
Elginskoye deposits are expected to yield 4.5 million tons, Yakutugol – 8-8.5million tons.
“We had to decrease Yakutugol output target for the next year, as the coalbeds have decreased. They used to be 24 meters, now they are 12 meters. Probably we will operate on this level”, he added.
Yuzhniy Kuzbass is expected to yield some 10 million tons of coal. (Ukrainian metal)