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Ukraine’s Metinvest Pokrovsk Coal commissions new longwall with reserves of 1 mln tonnes

MOSCOW. March 4 (Interfax) – Ukrainian coking coal producer Pokrovsk Coal, part of the Metinvest group, has commissioned a new longwall, Ukrainian media reported, quoting a Metinvest press release.

The longwall with reserves of 993,000 tonnes of coking coal was commissioned at Block 10.

It should produce up to 2,500 tonnes of coal per year with reserves lasting for more than a year.

“The timely preparation of the new longwall is a positive result of the long, hard work of every employee of the business. This is a significant event for the entire team and contributes to a stable, confident future for us,” Andrei Akulich, Metinvest Prokrovsk Coal’s general director, was quoted as saying.

Metinvest’s enterprises in Ukraine have mined around 698,000 tonnes of coal, from which almost 373,000 tonnes of concentrate have been produced, since the start of 2024. They plan to mine 5.3 million tonnes of coal, produce 2.8 million tonnes of concentrate and commission two more longwalls this year as a whole.

Pokrovsk Coal continues to build coal mining Block 11, which should be commissioned in 2025.

The Pokrovsk Coal group includes several enterprises, the key ones being Pokrovsk Mine Management, formerly Krasnoarmeyskaya-Zapadnaya No. 1, and the Svyato-Varvarinskaya washing plant. The enterprises mine and process coking coal and sell coal concentrate.

Source: Interfax