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Mechel produces 1 million tons of coal at the Elga deposit

Mechel Group announced the production of the millionth ton of coal since the start of mining at the Elginsky open-pit mine, Metal Supply and Sales reports.

Currently, work is underway to transfer the concentrator from seasonal to year-round, which will end in October-November. This will increase the processing capacity to 2,7 million tons of raw coal per year.

“Today, Mechel in South Yakutia is creating a powerful high-tech industrial cluster aimed at developing the macro-region and trade relations with the Asia-Pacific countries,” said Alexander Galushka, Russian Minister for the Development of the Far East.

According to Oleg Korzhov, Mechel CEO, since August 2014 The Elga coal complex is reaching a monthly production level of 200 tons. By the end of the year, we plan to produce 000 million tons of coal, the demand for it has already been met by contracts with a number of Russian metallurgical plants and leading coal consumers in the Asia-Pacific region.

Mechel OAO is a global mining and metallurgical company employing over 70 people. The company's products are supplied to Europe, Asia, North and South America, Africa. Mechel unites producers of coal, iron ore, steel, rolled products, ferroalloys, heat and electricity.

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