"United Mining and Chemical Company" | News | Repairs at the open pit mine No. 9 at IMPP completed
Repairs at the open pit mine No. 9 at IMPP completed
04.11.2017Major repairs were performed at the open pit mine No. 8 and the rough concentrates factory of the Irshansk Mining and Processing Plant from October 17 until October 26. It will ensure long uninterrupted operation of this site of production.
A series of works was performed in October at the open pit mine No. 8 to stabilize the operation of IMPP, a subsidiary of PJSC UMCC, specifically repair of the walking excavator ASh 6/45 No. 310 and excavator A-2503, main units and equipment of the factory of the open pit mine No. 8 as well as assembly of pipelines.
The repairs were performed by the repair teams of the open pit mine No. 8 and assembly workers of the construction and assembly and repair and construction teams. They performed the repairs of the main units and equipment of the mine's factory and assembly of the pipelines. The assembly team installed 885 running meters of water pipes with an external diameter of 530 mm and 720 mm.
Also, a large amount of work was carried out at the factory to adjust technological process and repair the building structures of the factory. This included the repairs of the receiver and jet sump, installation of 10 slotted screens, construction of the foundations for the tail pumps. For the purpose of repairs, 19,470 t of metal was purchased for total amount of UAH 653,108 as well as 70 t of pipes for the total amount of UAH 945,000.
Furthermore, recycling water supply system was reconstructed with a shift of the pumping station and recycling water pipes in order to improve the water supply of the open pit mine and the factory.
After completion of the repairs at the open pit mines, the production process will be restored and stabilized for a lengthy period, informed IMPP Director Viktor Sivchenko. Open pit mine No. 8 is an important part of the subsidiary's production, he said. Sand extraction and processing at the open pit mine No. 8 reaches an average of 75,000 m³ per month, which is approximately 32% of the total volume of sand extraction and processing at IMPP, emphasized the plant's director. “Furthermore, the mine has the best economy of titanium raw material production. Rough concentrate output by the processing factory of the open pit mine No. 8 reaches 10,000 t per month on average, which is about 47% of total rough concentrate output at the plant. Production cost per one ton of TiO2 in rough concentrate at the open pit mine No. 8 is the lowest compared to the production cost per ton at the open pit mines No. 7 and No. 9,” says Sivchenko.
“We are hoping that this site will continue to operate stably and will ensure better indicators for the subsidiary,” said Acting Chairman of the Board of PJSC UMCC Oleksandr Hladushko, commenting on the company’s investment.