Elga Coal Complicated Linked to Russia’s United Power Grid

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NERYUNGRI, Russia, Sept. 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Mechel PAO (NYSE: MTL, MOEX: MTLR), a single of the top Russian mining and metals firms, reports the launch of the Federal Grid Enterprise of Unified Power Program (FGC UES)’s 220-kW Elgaugol electrical substation and 220-kW Prizeiskaya-Elgaugol electric energy line. Federal Grid Enterprise supplies the line with electrical energy from Russia’s united power technique. The transfer to centralized electrical energy provide will allow Elgaugol OOO to drastically slash power charges and use a lot more effective gear.

Building of the electric grid objects for Elga Coal Complex’s off-internet site energy provide has therefore completed its initially stage. FGC UES constructed the 220-kW Elgaugol Substation and 1,080 supports, expanded its 220-kW substation Prizeiskaya. The energy line originates at Prizeiskaya Substation positioned in Amur Region’s Verkhnezeisk village, and stretches more than 270 kilometers to attain Elgaugol Substation.

In the future, FGC UES will construct the 220-kW Prizeiskaya-Elgaugol second energy line and expand Elgaugol Substation’s capacity. FGC UES’s investment will total 17.five billion rubles.

As component of the project’s initially stage, Mechel in its turn supplied the power infrastructure at Elga Coal Complex’s internet site, which includes 35-kW Alpha and Beta Substations, 159 supports and 26 kilometers of distribution circuits. Mechel Group’s investment totaled 470 million rubles.

The project was launched in 2010, with the second stage due to be completed in 2023.

The energy line’s launch will make certain reputable electrical energy provide to Elga’s production and amenity facilities and allow the complicated to cease making use of diesel generators.

“Setting up an power provide grid for Elga Coal Complicated is component of the complicated strategy for modernization and expansion of power infrastructure, created by the Russian government for implementing the President’s so-named May well decree. This is a single of Federal Grid Company’s biggest projects in the Far East, and the area as a complete will be our investment priority in the subsequent 5 years,” FGC UES’s Chairman of the Board Andrey Murov stated.

“The launch of electrical provide to Elga Coal Complicated is by all indicates a historical moment that Mechel’s group has extended striven for. The energy line will take us to a new production level, improved output and larger good quality of life for our personnel living at Elga’s rotation village,” Mechel Mining Management OOO’s Chief Executive Officer Igor Khafizov noted.

“Completion of this building and linking Elga Coal Complicated to a energy line opens vast horizons for the deposit’s additional improvement. We have currently begun acquiring a lot more effective mining gear and will transfer our washing plant to electrical energy. As a outcome, the complete project will advantage economically, as transfer to an electrical provide indicates minimizing our power charges a lot more than 5 occasions. This completes however a further stage of our approach of producing a competitive, globe-class production complicated,” Mechel PAO’s Chief Executive Officer Oleg Korzhov commented.

The Elga deposit of higher-good quality coking coal is Russia’s biggest and is positioned in Southern Yakutia, in a remote location 415 kilometers away from Neryungri. The facility’s employees totals more than 1,600 individuals. In 2018, Elgaugol created four.9 million tonnes of coal.

Mechel PAO
Ekaterina Videman
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Mechel is an international mining and steel corporation. Its items are marketed in Europe, Asia, North and South America, Africa. Mechel unites producers of coal, iron ore concentrate, steel, rolled items, ferroalloys, heat and electric energy. All of its enterprises operate in a single production chain, from raw supplies to higher worth-added items.

Elgaugol is establishing a single of the world’s biggest deposits of higher-good quality coking coal, with reserves estimated at two.two billion tonnes according to JORC. The deposit is positioned in South-East Yakutia. Mining at the deposit started in 2011. Targeted traffic on Mechel-constructed 321-kilometer railroad linking the deposit with Baikal-Amur Mainline was launched in the identical year.

Federal Grid Enterprise of Unified Power Program (FGC UES) is a single of the biggest international electrical energy transmission firms primarily based on the length of transmission lines. These consist of some 145,900 kilometers of higher-voltage energy lines and 958 substations with the total energy capacity of more than 351,900 MVA. The corporation delivers reputable electrical energy provide to clients in 79 Russian regions, servicing an location of some 15.1 million kilometers. It is component of Rosseti PSJC, Russia’s biggest power holding which owns 80.13% of FGC’s shares.

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