Intaugol Company commissioned longwall No. 843
Оn March 27, a specialized commission represented by the Ministry of Energy of Russia and the Ministry of Industry of the Republic of Komi formally confirmed the longwall readiness for coal mining by signing relevant approvals.
Mikhail Verzilov, Deputy Director of the Department of Coal and Peat Industry of the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation, Viktor Piankov, Head of the Department of Fuel and Energy Complex and the Industry of Building Materials of the Ministry of Investments, Industry and Transport of the Republic of Komi visited the mine. They held a business meeting together with the leadership of Inta and company employees.
"Renewal of the mine is an indispensable condition for the further industrial development of Inta and the basis for new industries. We are working on these projects implementation. But we as Inta residents would like the city's heat supplying enterprises to restart using local coal as soon as possible," Larisa Titovets said.
Having familiarized with the structure of the mine production complex and having passed the safety training, the experts together with company specialists examined the prepared and on-load tested longwall No. 843. As a result, the commission ascertained that all works on the launch preparation had been successfully carried out.
"The Commission today decided to resume the mine operation. The company is properly equipped for secure stable operation," Mikhail Verzilov, Representative of the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation said.
The new longwall coal reserves are about 1 million 350 thousand tons. Today, the miners lifted the first piece of coal from the new longwall. It will be kept as a sign of significant event for the city and the company, which is the resumption of Intagol backbone enterprise work.
It is a reminder that on behalf of Head of the Republic of Komi Sergey Gaplikov RUR 1 bln was allocated in Intaugol support for last two years. Over the past year the regional government has taken a number of measures to preserve the backbone enterprise. In June 2017 Sergey Gaplikov reported to Dmitry Medvedev on the situation at the mine. The Prime Minister instructed the Federal Energy Ministry to get involved in resolving the issues of transferring Intagol coal mine into uninterrupted operation mode.
Finally, the order of the Government of the Russian Federation from November 18, 2017 No. 2564-r on allocation of RUR 1,201,782,000 from the Reserve Fund of the Government of the Russian Federation to Ministry of Energy of Russia was signed.