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Despite the war and proximity to the front line, Pokrovsk miners continue to work at 4 sites

Miners of Pokrovskvugillia Group, a part of Metinvest Group (Metinvest Pokrovskvugillia), have produced the first million tons of raw coal since the beginning of 2024. This is stated in a press release on the company’s Facebook page.

Despite the war and proximity to the frontline, Pokrovske miners continue to work at all four sites.

«All four mining areas continue to produce coal, which is so important for the economic stability of the country, ton after ton. This coal will also be a part of the reconstruction of our country. It will be used to build bridges, manufacture steel structures for the construction of new houses that will replace the destroyed ones,» the company said.

On February 21, 2024, Metinvest Pokrovskvugillia commissioned the 11th longwall for coking coal production in the 10th block of Pokrovske Mine.

Despite the difficult mining and geological conditions, the 11th longwall, 242 meters long, is one of the most promising areas of work. Its reserves amount to 993 thousand tons of coal. The miners plan to produce up to 2.5 thousand tons of coal per day from this face. It is expected to take more than a year to develop the longwall reserves.

By the end of 2024, the group plans to mine 5.3 million tons of coal, produce 2.8 million tons of concentrate and commission two more longwalls.

As GMK Center reported earlier, Metinvest Pokrovskvugillia produced 3.1 million tons of coal concentrate in 2023 and sank 20 km of mine workings.