Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology is to supply SUEK (Sibirskaja Ugolnaja Energetitscheskaja Kompanija) with 12 mechanical cutting machines for various coal mines in Siberia, Russia, the mining OEM has confirmed.
SUEK is one of the world’s leading coal producers, the largest coal producer, supplier and exporter in Russia, as well as a leading heat and electricity producer in Siberia.
The recently signed order includes the delivery of 10 Sandvik MB670-1 Bolter Miners (pictured) and two Sandvik MH621 Roadheaders – with an option for another two Sandvik MH621 Roadheaders. The new machines will provide improved reliability and operating performance for the mines as well as provide a wide range of productivity features, Sandvik said.
Delivery of all machines is scheduled for the second half of 2019.
The Sandvik MB670-1 Bolter Miner is purpose-built for longwall coal mining. These wide-head continuous miners combine special design features for cutting, loading, ground support and face ventilation in a balanced machine with superior productivity and strong environmental, health and safety performance, according to Sandvik.
Meanwhile, the Sandvik MH621 Roadheaders are equipped with powerful, geometrically optimised cutter heads, designed to continuously excavate roadways, tunnels and other underground caverns without using explosives. These electro-hydraulic machines cause no harmful vibrations and are ideal for mining coal and other soft rock minerals, according to Sandvik.
Roman Tonyshev, Business Line Manager, Mechanical Cutting Division, Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology, said: “Sandvik was awarded the contract having delivered a good technical proposal to the customer, showing the ability to provide excellent technical solutions based on Sandvik’s vast experience in designing bolter miners and roadheaders in the area of mechanical cutting equipment.”