The Unique Huge Coal Mining Complex

The Unique Huge Coal Mining Complex

Nazarovskiy open-pit coal mine is situated in the Krasnoyarsk region, in the 1970s it became a ground to test the innovative coal mining technologies. This is where a unique rotor complex SRs(K)-4000 by TARKAF is used, it is the biggest and the most efficient stripping complex in Russia.

Let’s visit the place together with blogger “gelio”.

The Unique Huge Coal Mining Complex

The coal mine was put into operation in 1951. In 1980s, when brown coal was at highest demand, the output of the mine reached fourteen million tons of coal yearly. Today the output is four million tons.

The Unique Huge Coal Mining Complex

Coal is covered with a huge layer of rock, they have to excavate up to 70 meters of soil to reach it. Now they apply four methods of stripping – railway, trucks, conveying-bridge and non-transport stripping.

The Unique Huge Coal Mining Complex

The Unique Huge Coal Mining Complex

Self-dumping car with a dump body and drop sides.

The Unique Huge Coal Mining Complex

Cleaning of the self-dumping car.

The Unique Huge Coal Mining Complex

Rotor excavator SRs(k)-4000 with a dumper is working. It does 60% of all work at the mine.

The Unique Huge Coal Mining Complex

Applying a rotor wheel for stripping (conveying-bridge stripping).

The Unique Huge Coal Mining Complex

The height of digging is 36 meters!

The Unique Huge Coal Mining Complex

The boom length of the rotor is 42 meters.

The Unique Huge Coal Mining Complex

Wheel diameter is sixteen meters!

The Unique Huge Coal Mining Complex

Twenty four buckets are on the wheel.

The Unique Huge Coal Mining Complex

There are no such machines in Russia anywhere else.

The Unique Huge Coal Mining Complex

Annually SRs(k) consumes 7930 kW/h.

The Unique Huge Coal Mining Complex

Capacity of the machine is 4,000 cubic meters per hour.

The Unique Huge Coal Mining Complex

The Unique Huge Coal Mining Complex

The total weight of the complex is 9800 tons – it’s the weight of the Eiffel Tower in Paris!

The Unique Huge Coal Mining Complex

The Unique Huge Coal Mining Complex

Travelling speed is 2-6 m/h. Track length – 13 m, width – 4 m.

The Unique Huge Coal Mining Complex

The Unique Huge Coal Mining Complex

900 workers are employed at the mine .

The Unique Huge Coal Mining Complex

The Unique Huge Coal Mining Complex

Dumper’s operator.

The Unique Huge Coal Mining Complex

Control panel.

The Unique Huge Coal Mining Complex

The Unique Huge Coal Mining Complex

The Unique Huge Coal Mining Complex

Counterweight console.

The Unique Huge Coal Mining Complex

The Unique Huge Coal Mining Complex

Boom length – 195 m!

The Unique Huge Coal Mining Complex

The Unique Huge Coal Mining Complex

The Unique Huge Coal Mining Complex

The machine does not work in winter as snow sticks to the conveying belts and the working body.

The Unique Huge Coal Mining Complex

The Unique Huge Coal Mining Complex

Overburden bench is treated by walking drag lines that follow the complex.

The Unique Huge Coal Mining Complex

There are six of them.

The Unique Huge Coal Mining Complex

The Unique Huge Coal Mining Complex

Operator of a drag line.

The Unique Huge Coal Mining Complex

Boom length – 90 meters.

The Unique Huge Coal Mining Complex

Bucket capacity – 20 m3.

The Unique Huge Coal Mining Complex

The Unique Huge Coal Mining Complex

They used to have even a bigger drag line with a bucket capacity 100 m3.

The Unique Huge Coal Mining Complex

Finally the machine has reached coal!

The Unique Huge Coal Mining Complex

There are eighteen buckets on the rotor wheel, each has capacity of 350 litres.

The Unique Huge Coal Mining Complex

Excavator height is 22,5 m.

The Unique Huge Coal Mining Complex

The Unique Huge Coal Mining Complex

The coal will be transported to the local power station.

The Unique Huge Coal Mining Complex

Repair works.

The Unique Huge Coal Mining Complex

For nine months of work in 2015 they have mined 2,5 million tons of coal.

The Unique Huge Coal Mining Complex

Coal reserves of the mine – 210 million tons.

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7 thoughts on “The Unique Huge Coal Mining Complex”

  1. I love coal just as much as the next guy but I am glad that finally electric cars are hear to stay. Imagine the millions of cars each day burning fuel it would be more than this coal is my guess.

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