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New freight cars can increase the removal of rock mass from the Lebedinsky GOK open pit by 800 thousand tons per year

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The Lebedinsky mining and processing plant (part of Metalloinvest) has added 11 specialized freight cars for transportation and automated unloading of rock mass (dump cars). These are the first of 44 cars planned for delivery to the enterprise this year. In total, the increase in the removal of rock mass as a result of the renewal of the fleet due to new dump cars can reach 800 thousand tons per year.

The carrying capacity of the new car is 115 tons, which is 10 tons more than the previous one models. In addition, modern engineering solutions have made it possible to increase the volume of the body by 5 m3, while maintaining the existing dimensions.

Improving the efficiency of the mining and transport complex of the plant, including through the modernization of the park, allows to increase the capacity for the removal of rock mass and supply of ore to the factory processing every year, - In 2020, LGOK produced a record amount of concentrate - more than 22 million tons.

“Today the fleet of railway transport management equipment includes 51 traction units and 602 dump cars. Every day, more than 100 thousand m3 of rock mass is transported from the quarry by railroad trains, ”commented Evgeny Dementyev, head of the railway transport department at Lebedinsky GOK.

Since 2017, Lebedinsky GOK has received more than 200 units of high-performance equipment as part of Metalloinvest's investment program to modernize the mining and transportation complex of the combine. Among them: 8 excavators with a bucket volume from 12 to 25 m3, 21 heavy-duty dump trucks with a carrying capacity of 220 tons, 3 drilling rigs, 185 dump cars, 4 traction units.

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