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Corum completed construction of two shafts of Nui Beo mine in Vietnam

Corum completed construction of two shafts of Nui Beo mine in Vietnam
27 Мая 2015

Corum completed tunnelling of the linear part of two vertical shafts of Nui Beo coal mine located in Quang Ninh coal basin (Vietnam). The works were executed under the terms of the agreement with the largest Vietnamese mining corporation - Vinacomin* - concerning the “turn-key” shaft construction that was concluded in 2012. As of today the construction has been completed: 334 m were driven along the main shaft and 359.8 m along the servicing one.

"In the course of the project implementation we exceeded the scope of the primary contractual arrangements. During operation we were offered an additional order for the technical supervision of the construction of a holing-through - horizontal mine working, connecting the main and servicing shafts; and also main shaft sinking and the conveyor passage construction. This autumn we will start the next phase of the project - mining assembly operations. Total completion of work is planned in 2017", comments Aleksei Zhitnik, Acting Director of Infrastructural Projects Division. - "Vietnam is one of the key markets for Corum. Coal Mining Industry Development Programme is being implemented in the country: it is planned to have increased coal output level up to 75 million tons per year by 2020 and over 120 million tons by 2030. These are large volumes, especially if to take into account complicated geological conditions of the region**. As the supplier of comprehensive solutions for the coal mining sector, we see the excellent future prospects for operation at this market".

Corum Shahtspetsstroy Company that has constructed over 120 industrial facilities executes works in the Nui Beo mine. Corum treats each project as the tailor-made one: we carry out a thorough audit of the geological and climatic conditions, analyze plans and wishes of the customer and only after this preliminary work a cooperation proposal is developed. Such approach guarantees achievement of all the target goals within the planned deadlines with high quality, as in the case with Nui Beo mine shaft construction. The customer has highly appreciated the result of the executed work, which is confirmed with new orders and continued Corum–Vinacomin cooperation.


*Brief overview of the agreement with VINACOMIN Corporation

Cooperation agreement between VINACOMIN and Corum Group (previously SPC "Mining machines") was signed in 2012. The subject of contractual arrangements is the “turn-key” construction of two shafts in the Nui Beo mine using geologically-specific equipment providing achievement of the economic performance of the Vietnamese company. The Memorandum of cooperation extension between the SPC "Mining machines" and VINACOMIN was signed in 2013. Corum Shahtspetsstroy having 70 years of operational experience in this industrial sector carries out mine construction operations. The Company has driven more than 250 various shafts 1000 meters deep having a total length of about 35,000 meters for coal, salt, oil and gold mines in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine.


* VINACOMIN Corporation Profile

Vietnam National Coal and Mineral Industries Group is the only company in Vietnam engaged in production of coal, nickel, aluminium, iron ore and other minerals which is 100% owned by the State. Annual coal production makes 40 million tons.

**Thin bed coal output: it is the practice in the coal mining industry to classify coal seams according to their thickness into ultra thin (0.5 – 0.7 m), thin (0.71 – 1.2 m), medium-thick (1.21 – 3.5 m) and thick ones (above 3.5 m). The possibilities to use coal mining machinery become more complicated considerably with the increase of seam inclination.


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Company profile

The key competence of Corum Group is expertise in the coal mining business. The company’s activity is focused on providing high-tech package solutions, manufacturing and servicing the mining equipment in the field of production, processing and transportation of minerals, as well as construction of mines.

Corum Company owns production plants, repair and assembly sites in Ukraine and Russia, and also commercial firms in Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Poland and Vietnam.

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