The construction of the overland conveyor gallery of the crushing and conveyor facility connecting the underground mine with the processing plant, and installation of conveyor supports are underway. As the mine grows, the Company continues purchasing state-of-the-art underground equipment, including loaders, open-pit and underground mining trucks, drill rigs, and auxiliary machinery.
NWPC commissioned a new crushing and screening complex that can simultaneously produce four different grades of gravel at a rate of 100 tonnes of finished product per hour. The new complex will provide all of the Company’s inert materials at a lower cost.
NWPC commissioned the first stage of the underground mine’s start-up complex, including the main fan and heating unit, the main water drainage system, and the central underground substation. The Company also test-mined a pilot block at a depth of 160 meters. The Company expanded its underground mine production control and commissioned workshops for maintenance and repair of self-propelled equipment.
The Company started initial construction works for an overland conveyor gallery of the crushing and conveyor facility connecting the underground mine with the processing plant, and started installation of conveyor supports. The length of the first-stage conveyor facility is over 3 kilometres.
The Company commissioned a railway track to the Oleniy Ruchey mine and established its own equipment maintenance and repair centre.