Hellish Monster of Kazakhstan

Hellish Monster of Kazakhstan

A strip coal mine “Bogatyr” had been built by 1969 in Ekibastuz, Kazakhstan. In 1985 it reached its highest annual production level – 56.8 million tons of coal. The strip mine of such a high production capacity has been built for the first time in the world and, because of this factor, in 1985 it was put into the Guinness Book of World Records.

Hellish Monster of Kazakhstan

A bucket wheel excavator which makes 4500 tons per hour.

Hellish Monster of Kazakhstan

Hellish Monster of Kazakhstan

Hellish Monster of Kazakhstan

The height of the excavator is 45 m.

Hellish Monster of Kazakhstan

Hellish Monster of Kazakhstan

A team of 27 miners serve this excavator.

Hellish Monster of Kazakhstan

An operator’s cabin.

Hellish Monster of Kazakhstan

Hellish Monster of Kazakhstan

Loading coal into the wagons.

Hellish Monster of Kazakhstan

Hellish Monster of Kazakhstan

This machine brings an electric cable.

Hellish Monster of Kazakhstan

Local coal is intended for being burnt at the thermal electric power stations of Kazakhstan and Russia.

Hellish Monster of Kazakhstan

Location: Ekibastuz

via  gelio-nsk

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    • Same general design, different purpose, different engineering.The German unit removes sandy overburden, the Russian unit mines coal.

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