Second Belarusian potash-mining company installing shaft boring roadheader

Tuesday, 16 October 2018 14:04  |  Written by 

The installation of the first shaft boring roadheader (SBR machine) has begun in the Nezhinsky potash mining and processing factory in Lyuban District, Minsk Oblast, BelTA learned from the press service of IOOO Slavkaliy

The installation of the first shaft boring roadheader (SBR machine) has begun in the Nezhinsky potash mining and processing factory in Lyuban District, Minsk Oblast, BelTA learned from the press service of IOOO Slavkaliy. The first shaft boring roadheader has been assembled and is now being installed. One of the modules will be positioned above the cage shaft using steel cables and will be used to keep the other five modules in place. The second SBR machine is being delivered from a Herrenknecht Company factory located in the German city of Schwanau. The first shaft boring roadheader gets installed BelTA reported earlier that in September 2015 Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko and the businessman Mikhail Gutseriyev placed a time capsule at the construction site to mark the beginning of the project to build the Nezhinsky potash mining and processing factory using the Starobinskoye potash salts deposit. It will be the second company in Belarus to mine potash ore and make potash fertilizers with the output capacity of up to 2 million tonnes of potassium chloride per annum. As part of the investment project one mining facility will be built in addition to a processing plant, a gas turbine power plant the enterprise will need, railway infrastructure, access roads, housing infrastructure, and other kinds. The construction of the Nezhinsky mining and processing factory began in 2016. IOOO Slavkaliy is in charge of implementing the project.

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