SDS-Ugol and UZTM-KARTEX sign contract for supply of shovel EKG-35M

8 August 2019

Gennady Alexeyev, general director of SDS-Ugol holding company, and Yan Tsenter, CEO of managing company UZTM-KARTEX, signed a contract for supply of mining shovel EKG-35M during the project session on implementation of the integrated regional project Digital Mining Enterprise.

According to the contract, the new machine will be commissioned in the third quarter of the following year at Pervomaisky opencast colliery (Mine Administration "Maiskoye").

CEO of managing company UZTM-KARTEX Yan Tsenter informed that EKG-35M was designed taking into consideration the field experience of the first machine commissioned last year in December at Krasnobrodsky opencast colliery, which forms part of Kuzbassrazrezugol managing company.

"We have come a long way together with the partners: from the development of the project of the most powerful Russian mining shovel to its commissioning. The cooperation with Kuzbassrazrezugol experts, involved in all stages of the machine development, tests, and their help and support were very important to us. We gained wide experience, taken into consideration during the development of the new model EKG-35. Now, we offer an upgraded shovel to our customers, its design features significant changes that improve the reliability of the machine, its service life and performance on the whole," said Yan Tsenter.

According to him, the upgrade activities will continue. Thus, in compliance with the request of SDS Ugol experts, EKG-35M will be supplied with a new dipper – lighter in weight and with higher rated capacity.

According to Gennady Alexeyev, general director of SDS-Ugol holding company, the use of high-performance national mining machinery manufactured by Uralmashplant will allow the enterprise to significantly increase the competitive ability.

"EKG-35M will allow using the motor transport at maximum efficiency, let's add the availability of after-sales services and original spare parts, lower cost compared to foreign counterparts, and EKG-35M becomes optimal for SDS-Ugol holding," said Gennady Alexeyev.

The pilot model of EKG-35M, the largest Russian shovel, was supplied to Krasnobrodsky opencast colliery at the beginning of 2018, where it was under tests during 10 months. Last December it was commissioned. Now, two more machines EKG-35M, for Kuzbassrazrezugol and SDS-Ugol, are being manufactured.

"Uralmashplant" JSC founded in July 1933 is one of the leaders among the manufacturers of equipment for mining, metallurgy, construction-materials and power-engineering industries. The main products manufactured by the enterprise include crushing and grinding equipment (crushers and grinding mills of various sizes), rope shovels, hydraulic excavators and walking draglines of various types and modifications, heavy overhead cranes, metallurgical presses, accessories and tools for them, mine hoists. The Company's development strategy aims to launch machine-building lines that would be capable of providing end-to-end solutions to the mining and metallurgical industry to achieve their production targets using equipment manufactured by UZTM and other Russian producers. "Uralmashplant" JSC supported by its strategic partner Gazprombank implements an investment program that provides for a large-scale upgrade of the Company's machining and welding facilities, digitalization of production processes. In 2015 the plant joined the managing company UZTM-KARTEX.

Holding company SDS-Ugol forms part of Siberian Business Union, one of the largest diversified Russian holdings, and is one of three leaders in the Russian coal industry. The company has three opencast collieries, two mines, four concentration plant and a number of service enterprises located in the territory of Kemerovo Oblast. SDS-Ugol is one of three Russian leaders in terms of coal output and holds its positions in the Big Three of major Russian coal exporters.

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