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VMMP ready to increase output. The plant launched second line of hydrotransport
30.03.2017In the end of March, the operation the second line of hydrotransport at VMMP was restored, as planned. This will allow to double ore processing and concentrate output, which is fully in line with the company’s plans for this year.
Mining and transport production of Vilnohirsk Mining and Metallurgical Plant of PJSC UMCC is switching to enhanced operation. All restoration of the second line of the hydrotransport stretch of open pit mine South (Pivden) has been completed. On March 22, the processing production launched full operation of the second line, according to Chief Engineer of the Processing Production Oleksiy Ryabinin.
“Two-line regime of hydrotransport operation provides a possibility to operate at full capacity with the volumes of ore processing doubling already in April. We also expect to achieve about a double increase of output volumes of all types of concentrates,” explains Ryabinin.
The second line of hydrotransport was fully stopped and preserved for the period of low temperatures in December last year. The decision to stop operation of the line was made to avoid excess energy consumption for pumping the second line of hydrotransport and maintaining its operation during the winter period. Water was fully pumped out of the pipeline so that the line could be promptly put into operation at full capacity in spring.
“This year, we have great hopes for increasing stripping work and ore processing at VMMP subsidiary. They will reach nearly historical high. That is why the company is ready to increase expenses both for purchasing equipment and spare parts and for material incentives for the employees of this part of production, as we earlier said. The launch of the second line of hydrotransport at VMMP confirms plans of the subsidiary to reach full capacity operation,” comments PJSC UMCC Acting Chairman of the Board Oleksandr Gladushko.