OREANDA-NEWS. On March 31, Vladimir Melnik team operating at Section No. 1, Kotinskaya Colliery, won its millionth tonne of coal since the year start.

This coalface miners team became the 2nd “millionaire” at Siberian Coal Energy Company in 2014 after the team led by Oleg Kukushkin at A. D. Ruban Colliery.

Vladimir Melnik's team works at longwall No. 52-09 with the minable thickness of 4.2 m. The coalface is equipped with 159 mechanized supports DBT 220/480. The machinery also includes an SL-500 shearer and a PF-4/1032 longwall conveyor. All the deployed machinery was made in Germany.

Yevgeny Yutyayev, CEO, SUEK-Kuzbass congratulated the team with yet another labour victory of theirs. He thanked the miners for skillful use of efficient technologies, high level of professionalism.

By way of reminder, the team led by Vladimir Melnik is the only one to have won four plus million tonnes of coal from a single coalface four times.