In January-June one of the largest coalmining companies of Russia – Vorkutaugol – decreased output by 10% YoY, to 4 million tons.
The decrease is the result of the scheduled works at the Vorkutinskaya, Zapolyarnaya, Komsomolskaya and Vorgashorskaya mines.
Metallurgic coal output grew 3-fold, to 80 thousand tons. Its reserves are situated at the Vorgashorskoye deposits. The mine there started operating in early summer of 2017.
Pechorskaya Central Processing Factory decreased rock processing from 2.9 million tons to 2.57 million tons, while coal concentrate output dropped from 1.5 million tons to 1.25 million tons.
In H2 Vorkutaugol intends to commission two new long faces at the Vorkutinskaya mine, as well as one each at Zapolyarnaya and Vorgashorskaya mines. (Ukrainian metal)