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Lubelski Węgiel
Lubelski Węgiel Bogdanka S.A.

LW Bogdanka speeds up work in the Stefanów field

Thursday, 2018-06-07

Bogdanka, 7 June 2018



PRESS RELEASE



LW BOGDANKA SPEEDS UP WORK IN THE STEFANÓW FIELD

 

The technological leader of Polish hard coal mining sector and a member of the Enea group, LW Bogdanka conductsintensive works in the Stefanów field.  The GRP-2 branch belonging to the Company is in the process of driving a gallery whose target length is to reach about 7,240 metres. It will be the longest gallery in the history of Bogdanka and one of the longest in the world. Works are proceeding faster than it was assumed.


The Company started driving the gallery in December 2016. It is to make seam 391 available in the field VIII in Stefanów. This is the deepest lower seam out of the four, found in the mining area of Puchaczów V, for which the Company has a mining licence. The seam is characterised by great thickness, above 2.3 metres in most of the VII and VIII fields as well as by a high calorific value of the coal.


Since December 2017 the GRP-2 branch has been ahead of the planned work schedule. In the last month of the previous year, 406.5 metres of the gallery was driven. In January 2018 the number reached 438 metres and in February – 444.8 metres. In March, 512.3 metres was driven.

Acceleration of works was possible due to the introduction of innovative solutions, such as the extension of the belt conveyor route, but also due to the experience of the GRP-2 crew specialising in works related to preparatory works.

 

Due to the record length of the bottom gallery, the driving works are a challenge even for such an experienced crew. Thanks to its commitment and openness to solutions that improve the efficiency of underground work, it manages to overtake the planned schedule – said Sławomir Karlikowski, Vice-President of the Management Board, Production and Development of LW Bogdanka. 

Lubelski Węgiel Bogdanka S.A. is the only mine in the Lublin Coal Basin which extracts hard coal. The Company conducts mining operations within the mining area of Puchaczów V which covers 73 km2. It possesses three excavating fields: in Bogdanka, in Nadrybie, and in Stefanów. In autumn 2017, the Company obtained from the Minister of the Environment a mining licence for extraction of hard coal from the Ostrów deposit in the Ludwin Mining Area.

 

For further information please contact:

Magda Kołodziejczyk, M+G
Phone: (+48) 22 416 01 02, (+48) 501 16 88 07
e-mail: magda.kolodziejczyk@mplusg.com.pl  
 



LW BOGDANKA – HIGHLIGHTS

Lubelski Węgiel BOGDANKA S.A. is the most modern and one of the largest hard coal mines in Poland. In 2017 production of Bogdanka’s commercial coal amounted to about 9 million tonnes.

LW Bogdanka conducts mining activity with respect to extraction, agglomeration and sale of hard coal. The Bogdanka mine supplies mainly the industrial customers based in the eastern and north-eastern Poland. The market of customers is stable, and the sale is carried out mainly under long-term agreements. LW BOGDANKA’s major commercial coal sales channels are commercial power and industrial power industries.

The Company’s financial results and hard coal extraction efficiency distinguish the Company from other organisations in the industry. LW Bogdanka S.A. has been listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange since July 2009. In December of 2017 the Company was qualified by the WSE to a prestigious RESPECT Index rating, already for the ninth time.

Since October 2015, LW Bogdanka S.A. has been part of the Enea Group, one of the leaders of the Polish power market.

 

For further information visit www.bogdanka.eu

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