To improve the quality of our products, we enrich coal at washing plants and processing facilities adjacent to our mines and open pits. Washing reduces ash and increases heat content, thereby improving coal value and reducing its environmental impact. Our washing facilities can produce a full range of sized products to suit international market requirements. The coal is also crushed and screened so that it can precisely meet customers’ size specifications without altering quality.
37.3 Mtwashed in 2016
The Group operates seven coal washing plants, four in the Kemerovo region, with the others in Khakasia, Buryatia and Khabarovsk. The Group also operates two processing facilities for cleaning of larger size coal in Khabarovsk and Primorye. Additionally, the Group operates 15 crushing and sizing facilities: six in the Kemerovo region, three in Khakasia, two in Krasnoyarsk, with the remainder in Buryatia, Zabaikalye, Khabarovsk and Primorye.