The Komatsu company officially confirmed the July 2017 coal mining world record set by the excavating team of Vitaly Arestov at the Kamyshansky open pit in Kuzbass.
"The total monthly loading of 451,700 cubic metres in July 2017 by the PC 1250-7 excavator, serial No. 20830, is the highest ever recorded in a coal mine for this type of machine in Russia or globally," writes A.E. Klepikova, Vice President at Komatsu CIS. LLC.
The Komatsu management notes that such a performance was made possible thanks to the right choice of equipment for the specific mining and geological conditions of the deposit, excellent production organisation, and the operators’ high-level of professionalism and teamwork.
According to specialists from the Kamyshansky open pit, the PC 1250-7 excavator offers several undeniable advantages. It has the highest bucket capacity in its class - up to 6.5 cubic metres, the engine’s high hydraulic output provides for fast excavating cycle times. In addition, it offers comfortable working conditions for operators.
"Our company utilises the best machinery and equipment in the world. However, the most important, of course, is the highly qualified and close-knit team of professionals who operate this machinery like no one else in the world, "said Yevgeny Yutyaev, General Director of SUEK-Kuzbass.
As a reminder, also in July 2017 at the Kamyshansky open pit, Andrei Gadzhiev's team drilled 42,041 running metres with a DML-1200 drill rig, which set a record for this type of equipment.
SUEK is one of the leading coal mining companies in the world, the largest coal producer in Russia, and the largest supplier to the domestic market and exporter. SUEK’s mining, processing, transportation and service facilities are located in eight regions of Russia and employ more than 33,500 people. The main shareholder is Andrey Melnichenko.