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The most powerful mining complex at IMPP shut down for repairs
22.05.2018Starting from May 21, the mining complex of the open pit mine No. 8 will be moved to develop another field. Together with the factory it will provide for the production of nearly half of the subsidiary’s output.
The mining complex of the open pit mine No. 8 has finished working on the mining area in the Korosten County and is starting to develop the field in the Khoroshiv County. As it is being transferred by about three kilometers, the rough concentrates factory will undergo repairs.
Moving of the complex to the place of extraction is an economically justifiable step. It helps improve the economy of the enterprise. In the course of the transfer, the walking excavators EK 10/60 No.90 and EK 6,5 / 45 No.310 will be moved as will be the face of the open-pit mine and pumping stations and the electrical equipment.
The works will be carried out by repair teams of the open pit mine No.8. They will also repair the factory, namely screw captors, rumbles, hydrocyclones and electrical equipment and will replace the pipelines of high and low pressure.
Performing the planned repairs at the open pit mine No. 8 is a very important and responsible process, says Andriy Ivanchenko, Deputy Chief Engineer of IMPP. According to him, the open pit mine and the factory provide almost half of the subsidiary’s output of rough concentrates – about 100,000 tons per year. In 2018, this field will produce 93,500 tons of semi-finished products.
It is essential to keep the open pit mine No. 8 in operating condition, says Viktor Sivchenko, Director of Irshansk Mining and Processing Plant. By the end of the year the mining potential of the open pit mine No. 9 will be exhausted and only open pit mines No. 7 and No. 8 will remain operational. The latter is the most powerful one and has to provide the subsidiary with the largest output volumes, says Sivchenko.
Recognizing the economic importance of the open pit mine No. 8, the company fully provides it with all required materials and equipment, says Oleksandr Gladushko, Acting Chairman of the Board of PJSC UMCC. Specifically, the company will spend nearly UAH 1 million for the planned repairs at the open pit mine and the factory.
The management of the plant hopes that following the repairs at the open pit mine No. 8, this area will provide for the stable operation of the whole plant during this year.