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OKD has concentrated its energy activities into NWR Energy

12/15/2008

Ostrava (15 December 2008) – OKD, the mining company, has concentrated all its energy activities into its subsidiary joint-stock company NWR Energy. The newly formed company will centrally ensure the electricity, heat, natural gas and compressed air production, distribution, purchase and sale for the whole Czech part of the NWR Group…

Latest protection equipment now being issued to OKD miners

Latest protection equipment now being issued to OKD miners

11/26/2008

Ostrava (26 November 2008) – In recent weeks, OKD began issuing the most up-to-date protection aids and safety equipment to the Corporation's employees. This year the company will invest ca. CZK 40 million in this equiment, and the total worth of new equipment planned to be purchased during the period up to 2010 is about half a billion CZK. Acquisition of new aids and equipment for the miners is part and parcel of the safety strategy approved by the Board of Directors early this year, and not even…

Karviná Mine witnessed a mine accident on Saturday night

11/23/2008

OSTRAVA (November 23, 2008) – A mine bounce causing fatal injuries to two miners occurred yesterday night at ČSA Site, Karviná Mine. Three other workers sustained light injuries. All other workers working at the time in the affected area of the mine were safely evacuated…

OKD will support studying children of its employees and will pay out scholarships to them

OKD will support studying children of its employees and will pay out scholarships to them

11/6/2008

Ostrava (6 November 2008) – OKD, the mining company, has prepared another benefit to its employees – the company will support their children in studying selected technical branches at secondary schools and universities. OKD will pay out scholarships to them, will also offer them practical training and temporary jobs in its operations and will help them prepare their graduation theses…

Karviná miners' unique feat: they recrossed a previously backfilled shaft

Karviná miners' unique feat: they recrossed a previously backfilled shaft

10/30/2008

Doubrava (30 October 2008) – At Karviná Mine, owned by OKD Coal Mining Corporation, the miners pulled off a technical operation amounting to a rare unique feat at the depth of nearly 700 meters underground. They managed to pass across the backfilled Doubrava shaft, of 7.5 meters in diameter, whereupon they were able to resume coal extraction work. According to available information, this was the first ever project of this kind not only in the Czech Republic but in Europe

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