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The company commissioned the 11th longwall of block 10 at the end of February

Pokrovske Coal Group, a part of Metinvest Group (Metinvest Pokrovskvugillia), is preparing to launch two new longwall faces. This is stated in a press release on the company’s Facebook page.

Despite all the challenges and the proximity to the frontline, the company’s miners are working for the future. The company is preparing to launch the 1st southern longwall of block 10 and the 2nd northern longwall of block 11. Since the beginning of the year, tunnelling crews have prepared 2.55 thousand meters of mine workings.

On February 21, 2024, Metinvest Pokrovskvugillia commissioned the 11th longwall for coking coal production in Block 10 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. Since the beginning of the year, the company has already produced more than 1 million tons of coal and produced over 500 thousand tons of concentrate.

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