A major contract has been secured by Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology with Sibirskaja Ugolnaja Energetitscheskaja Kompanija (SUEK) for the supply of 12 mechanical cutting machines for various mines located in Siberia, Russia.

As one of the world’s leading coal producers, SUEK is the largest coal producer, supplier and exporter in Russia, as well as a leading heat and electricity producer in Siberia.

The recently signed order at the end of October includes the delivery of 10 Sandvik MB670-1 Bolter Miners and 2 Sandvik MH621 Roadheaders, with an option for another 2 Sandvik MH621 Roadheaders. The new machines will provide improved reliability and operating performance for the mines, along with a wide range of productivity features.

Delivery of all machines is scheduled for the second half of 2019.

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology business line manager for the Mechanical Cutting Division, Roman Tonyshev said: “Sandvik was awarded the contract having delivered a good technical proposal to the customer, showing the ability to provide excellent technical solutions based on Sandvik’s vast experience in designing bolter miners and roadheader in the area of mechanical cutting equipment.”