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More than five thousand spectators came to see the OKD Mining Festival

More than five thousand spectators came to see the OKD Mining Festival

8/31/2008

OSTRAVA (31st August 2008) – The unique premises of the Mining Museum housed more than five thousand people on Saturday during the OKD Mining Festival. They had a great time at the evening concert of the British rock legend The Sweet as well as at the unscheduled performance of Neřež, a Prague group that replaced at the very last moment the injured singer Marie Rottrová, and made the audience dance under the stage to their old hits from the Nerez era…

A casualty occurred at Darkov

7/10/2008

OSTRAVA, July 10, 2008 – A sad event occurred on Thursday shortly before 9 am at the Darkov Mine. Two rescuers who were working on liquidation of a longwall face 9 May were found unconscious. Medical mining rangers of HBZS were immediately called to the site, however all resuscitating attempts were unsuccessful…

OKD summer trifle not only for the miners: Make your own cartoon strip

OKD summer trifle not only for the miners: Make your own cartoon strip

7/1/2008

OSTRAVA (1st July 2008) – On Wednesday July 2, OKD launches on its web site www.hornickykomix.cz an application so-far unique in the Czech Republic allowing the web visitors make their own cartoon story. Authors of the most original cartoon strips will be awarded a balloon trip voucher or unique gifts from the mining environment…

Dukla’s concrete hoisting tower was knocked down by 60 kg of explosives

6/19/2008

HAVÍŘOV (19th June 2008) – The almost a hundred-meter-high hoisting tower of the former Dukla Mine was knocked down today using approximately 60 kilograms of explosives placed in 615 specially drilled-in boreholes. It was the first demolition of this kind in the Czech Republic. “The preparation itself has taken two weeks of time; we have been finalizing blasting works in the last five days and have prepared safety measures,” said Jiří Eliáš, Blasting Works Technical Manager…

OKD’s subsidiary CZECH-KARBON will supply power to Ostrava

OKD’s subsidiary CZECH-KARBON will supply power to Ostrava

6/17/2008

Ostrava (12th June) – OKD subsidiary CZECH KARBON will next year cover power supplies to Ostrava Municipality and its organizations such as elementary schools, the Zoo or municipal culture facilities. “We have won the job order in an electronic auction where the price of electricity was the decisive factor,” explained Petr Havlíček, CZECH KARBON executive manager…

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