Four new mining trucks by Komatsu, a Japanese engineering company, were delivered to Bystrinsky GOK. They are scheduled to be commissioned until the end of June 2018. Nornickel invested some USD 10 mln to acquire new mining machinery.
730Е-8 mining trucks are the most advanced in Komatsu’s heavy haul product line. Komatsu is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of construction machinery, mining and industrial equipment. Machinery acquired by Bystrinsky GOK boasts high reliability and efficiency.
Today, Komatsu’s heavy haul product line only consists of 44 mining trucks, of which four were purchased by Bystrinsky GOK.
The equipment is perfectly fit for the harsh climatic conditions of the Trans-Baikal Territory. It features modern on-board computers to monitor, in real time, both volumes of transported rock mass and the system and unit parameters. With its own weight of 140 t, the truck’s load capacity is about 180 t.
The mining trucks are currently located at a designated site, where they are being installed and tested by the Company’s specialists. This is done simultaneously, since the assembly of two units of equipment takes an average of one month. Throughout the machinery life cycle, its warranty and service support will be provided by the manufacturer’s approved agents, whose repair shops are located at the Bystrinsky site.
According to Alexander Kuravchenko, Deputy Head of Bystrinsky GOK, following the purchase of Komatsu trucks, the plant’s fleet now consists of 26 mining trucks, including 12 Caterpillar (180 t) and 10 BELAZ (90 t) trucks. Going forward, Bystrinsky GOK will see over 52 units of heavy haul equipment involved in its operations during peak load periods.