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Coal mining on Sakhalin in 2015 increased by 21%, exports grew by 28% - EastRussia | Far East






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Coal production in Sakhalin in 2015 increased by 21%, exports increased by 28%

The enterprises of the coal industry of the Sakhalin region in 2015 produced almost 5,5 million tons of coal, which is 21% more than the same period last year

Coal production in Sakhalin in 2015 increased by 21%, exports increased by 28%
This is reported in the Ministry of Energy and Housing of the region.

“The main production volume was attributed to Vostochnaya Mining Company LLC (VGK) - more than 3,7 mln. Tons, which is almost 31% more than in the 2014 year. The largest increase in coal production occurred at the Solntsevsky coal deposit, where the company extracted more than 3,2 million tons last year, ”said a ministry spokesman.

The company has been able to increase its performance by acquiring a batch of new equipment (excavators, bulldozers, BelAZ trucks with a payload of 130 tons and Komatsu with a 90 tons carrying capacity) and modernization of the Shakhtersk coal port on the west coast of Sakhalin, to which the SHC spent several billion rubles.

"The company also purchased 10 BelAZ trucks with the carrying capacity of 220 tons. They have already come to Sakhalin, now they are being assembled and in the first quarter the cars will be put into operation, which will allow the WGCs to significantly increase the volume of coal production this year, primarily at the Solntsevo coal field, "the source said.

Among other companies, the largest volumes of coal production in 2015 were accounted for by Gornyak-1 LLC - 808,6 thousand tons of coal, Uglegorskugol LLC - 423,2 thousand tons, Western Coal Company LLC - 180 thousand tons, Tsentralnaya LLC coal company ”- 277,4 th. tons.

More than 4 mln. Tons of coal were sent for export to the countries of the Asia-Pacific region, which is 28% more than in the 2014 year. Products delivered: to the Republic of Korea - almost 2,9 million tons, Japan - 546,6 thousand tons, Taiwan - 185,8 thousand tons, China - 184,1 thousand tons, India - 108,4 thousand tons, Philippines - 71,1 thousand tons, Myanmar -25 thousand tons About 100 thousand tons of coal were supplied for the needs of Chukotka and Kamchatka Krai.

Coal was shipped through the 4 seaports of Sakhalin, the bulk of which fell to the coal ports on the west coast of the island - Shakhtersk (almost 2,9 million tons), Uglegorsk (more than 493 thousand tons) and Boshnyakovo (418,1 thousand tons). Almost 355 thousand tons shipped through the Nevelsky sea port (south of Sakhalin - IF).
In 2016, on Sakhalin, it is planned to produce 5,5 million tons of coal, about 5 million tons to export.