Mao Khe project with a pit level of -150m will generate coal in 2021

Mao Khe project with a pit level of -150m will generate coal in 2021 - 

The Vietnam National Coal and Mineral Industries Group (Vinacomin) informed: Mao Khe project with a pit level of -150m will generate coal in 2021. This is a pit coal mine with a continuous exploiting process of 65 years (from 1954) and a total coal production of nearly 60 million tons.

Currently, Mao Khe mine, the coal at shallow level has been exhausted, and the company is exploiting at the levels: -150/-80; -80/-25 and from -150m to outcrop of the 10 Seam in North Wings (under the maintaining project with a capacity of 1.6 million tons /year).

In 2019, Mao Khe Coal Company has been assigned to produce 1,720,000 tons. With the like annual production the coal at this mine will be exhausted for a few years.

So, in order to maintain the mine, Vinacomin assigned Mao Khe company to implement the project “ Mao Khe pit mining under -150m levels”.

The project with a capacity of 2 million tons per year and life time of 32 years was started on November 19, 2014.

The project is divided into 3 operating layers as: -230/-150; -315/-230 and -400/-315 with a total tunneling length of 22,004 meters and investment level of 5,800 billion VND.

Up to now, the volume of digging the two vertical wells from the level of + 26 /-400 and the preparing clear galleries at level of -230 m in northwest I and northwest II has reached over 12,000 meters. The company is continuously digging kilns in accordance with the project progress and it is expected to produce coal in 2021.

The decision for project implementation is an extremely important policy to maintain Mao Khe mine, create jobs for thousands of workers in decades of years, and with the coal industry to contribute to ensuring the national energy security.

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