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A New Pumping Station for the ČSM Mine

A New Pumping Station for the ČSM Mine

1/27/2009

STONAVA – A few days ago, the northern shaft of the ČSM Mine put into operation a new hutch water pumping station. Previously, hutch water had been drained by eight pumps installed in the 1970s, the condition of which was very adversely affected by the aggressive mine environment and salt-laden water. These have been replaced and their task taken over by the new pumping station, one of the most modern ones in OKD, whose pumping…

Engineering Coalfaces: New View of Mining

Engineering Coalfaces: New View of Mining

1/19/2009

KARVINÁ MINE – The new continuous miners of Bucyrus, which are now being delivered to the OKD Mines under the Production Optimisation Programme 2010 (“POP 2010”), represent a kind of excursion into the future. At present, there are just two such machine sets in service in the Karviná Mine and the experience with them is more than good…

OKD has completed refurbishment of the Paskov Mine hoisting equipment

OKD has completed refurbishment of the Paskov Mine hoisting equipment

1/14/2009

OSTRAVA (January 14, 2009) – OKD has completed the refurbishment process of the hoisting equipment located at the concrete hoisting tower at Staříč Site, Paskov Mine last week. The investment worth CZK 30 million shall significantly improve safety and increase the productivity of coal production…

In the Paskov Mine, miners go on belts together with mined coal

In the Paskov Mine, miners go on belts together with mined coal

12/17/2008

PASKOV Mine – What is strictly forbidden and punished in other mines is permitted and offered in the Staříč Plant of  Paskov Mine. It’s  a drive on the belt together with mined coal. This option may be used by the miners on the 5th floor at a depth of 1,192 metres in Cross-Cut 2252. They may go on the belt along an 800 m long section. They may thus save their pains, and in the mine, their strength is required more than enough…

Another 'standard performance' at ČSM Mine

Another 'standard performance' at ČSM Mine

11/21/2008

ČSM Mine – An absolute elite among the coal hewing gangs at CSM Mine in Stonava is represented by the crew of chief headman Karel Szczotka from Section 3 South, headed by Luděk Malášek. Just judge for yourselves: With the present gang boss the team has been working for nine years and for that period, has succeeded in putting in a total of 27 'standard performances'…

POP 2010 at the Darkov Mine: World-Class Technology

POP 2010 at the Darkov Mine: World-Class Technology

11/12/2008

DARKOV MINE – “It’s smarter than my old lady! And, my God, she can be smart!” was a joke of an engineer, as he was admiringly describing a new cutter-loader currently commissioned at the Darkov Mine. “It’s full of electronics and automatic gadgets, it’s computer-controlled, it can communicate with self-advancing roof on its own – it is a very intelligent technology indeed. It’s something exceptional, unique, and downright revolutionary in the history and conditions of our Darkov Mine!”…

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