Corum Group (DTEK Energy) enters the Indian market. The company will perform a complex supply of a mechanized downhole complex for Bharat Coking Coal Ltd, which is part of the largest coal mining company in the world, Coal India Ltd.
“Cooperation with Coal India Ltd, which has an annual production of more than 600 million tons, is one of the most important contracts in the implementation of our Strategy 2030. We are implementing this contract under a quadripartite agreement with the private company Indu Projects Ltd and state-owned enterprises Singareni Collieries Company Ltd and Bharat Coking Coal Ltd, which indicates the importance of the project for the entire industry. Our mechanized complex will help to conduct efficient coal mining in difficult mining and geological conditions. Now the effectiveness of our equipment and our expertise will be evaluated in one more country,” commented Mikhail Potapov, General Director of Corum Group.
The signing of the contract took place at the Embassy of Ukraine in India, New Delhi. The supply of the mechanized downhole complex to India includes both Corum Group's own solutions and integrated solutions from other companies. It includes: 149 DTM 20/43 lining sections manufactured by Corum DrMZ, conveyor equipment (downhole, drift and belt) - manufactured by Corum Svet Shakhtera, Eickhoff shearer, KAMAT pumping stations and a set of electrical equipment.
“Bharat Coking Coal Ltd plans to mine coal at the Moonidih mine for at least 9 years. Therefore, first of all, the proposals of companies that would have a guaranteed sales market for their products in the next decade were considered. Corum Group, as one of DTEK Energy's businesses with its own mines, had an obvious advantage,” says Andrey Mironov, Project Development Manager in India.
The mechanized complex will start working in the mine at the beginning of 2023. Thanks to the new equipment, the mine will be able to increase production to 2.5 million tons of coal per year. To train miners to use the equipment correctly, Corum Group will send a team of its specialists to India for six months.