At present, “Bogatyr Komir” LLP is implementing the project "cyclical-and-continuous method for coal mining at “Bogatyr" open-pit mine” (CCM), which is expected to finish in the first quarter of 2022.  Bakitzhan Zhulamanov, the Chairman of the Board of “Samruk-Energy” JSC, informed this today during his speech at the Committee for Economic Policy, Innovative Development and Entrepreneurship of the Senate of the RK Parliament.

In 2020, even taking into account a temporary decrease in coal shipments in the summer, “Bogatyr Komir” LLP plans to ship 42 mln. tons of coal to consumers, which corresponds to the design capacity of the enterprise.

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After the implementation of the CCM project, the design capacity of “Bogatyr Komir” LLP will be 50 mln. tons of coal per year, which will provide current and future coal needs of the power plants of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Russian Federation.

The CCM project involves the introduction of an auto-conveyor technology for coal mining, which will increase the production capacity of “Bogatyr” open-pit mine. The new technology will improve the quality characteristics of products, provide weighted accuracy of loading of coal into railway cars, and reduce threefold the turnaround time of cars at coal loading.

The head of Samruk-Energy noted that the need for a fundamental change in the technology of coal mining at the “Bogatyr” open-pit mine is connected with reaching the depth of mining works, whereby the existing coal transportation scheme is inefficient, and the main mining equipment has reached the end of its service life and needs to be updated.

“In accordance with the schedule for the construction of CCM, the works on the construction and installation of conveyor overpasses crossing the railway lines, as well as on the dismantling of two coal railway sections for foundations of CCM project facilities are planned to be performed in May through August of 2020. These measures will lead to a temporary limitation of coal transportation capacity and, consequently, to 30%  decrease in the production capacity of  “Bogatyr” open-pit mine from May to August 2020, from September to the end of the year by 10%,-  ”Bakizhan Zhulamanov said.

The issues of power industry and the uninterrupted supply of electricity to consumers were discussed today in the Senate of the RK Parliament during a meeting of members of the Committee for Economic Policy, Innovative Development and Entrepreneurship, the Committee for International Relations, Defense and Security with authorized agencies.

“Samruk-Energy” JSC and the Russian UC “RusAl” manage “Bogatyr Komir” LLP on a parity basis. The company conducts open-pit coal mining at two open-pit mines, Bogatyr and Severny in Pavlodar region of Kazakhstan. The balance reserves of Bogatyr Komir LLP are 2,75 billion tons. The annual production capacity of the enterprise is 42 mln.tons, including Bogatyr mine produces 32 million tons and Severny mine – 10 mln.tons.

The company employs almost 6.5 thousand people. According to the 2018 results, the company's share is about 40% (44.9 mln. tons) of the total coal mined in Kazakhstan and 59% of the coal mined in the Ekibastuz coal basin.

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“Samruk-Energy” JSC is the largest power holding company in Kazakhstan, 100% owned by “Samruk-Kazyna” SWF JSC. It was established in 2007. Core business: electricity and heat production; transmission, distribution and sale of electricity, power coal mining. The holding company comprises energy and coal enterprises, including “Ekibastuz SDPP-1” LLP, “Ekibastuz SDPP-2 Plant” JSC, “Bogatyr Komir” LLP, “Almaty Power Plants” JSC, “Moynak Hydropower Plant named after U.D. Kantayev” JSC, “Shardarinsk HPP” JSC, etc.

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