Russia’s Uralmashplant ships new hoist to Siberian Polymetals’ Korbalikhinsky mine

Uralmashplant (UZTM) recently began the shipment of a mine hoist to Siberia Polymetals JSC (an enterprise of UMMC). Hoist SHPM 5×4 kn is intended for a mine under construction at the Korbalikhinsky ore deposit. This is the second machine of this type manufactured at UZTM.

At present, Uralmashplant is the only Russian manufacturer of mine hoists. The plant manufactured the first mine hoist, SHPM 5×8, in 2018 for Gaisky GOK (an enterprise of UMMC in Orenburg Oblast); it was commissioned in August 2019.

The new skip SHPM 5×4 with 4-groove rope-driving pulley of 5 m in diameter is capable of hoisting up to 33 t of ore per cycle from a depth of 1,100 m. UZTM will supply this machine to the customer together with equipment for the mineshaft.

“The supply of complete equipment is very important for us. The manufacturer and supplier rolled into one provides us with direct assistance at each phase of the work,” said Evgeny Lyubchenko, Construction Project Manager at the Korbalikhinsky mine of Siberia Polymetals.

The successful factory tests of the hoist witnessed by the representatives of the customer and the enterprise PO Montazhnik JSC contracted for site erection took place in the mid March. In early April 2020 UZTM began shipment of machine components to be ended toward the end of April. The erection of the mine hoist is scheduled for the second quarter of 2020.

In 2020, UZTM will also supply a SHPM 3.25×4 kn (cage-type) hoist to Siberia Polymetals.

In addition to two mine hoists for Siberia Polymetals the stock of orders received by UZTM includes five mine hoists of various types and sizes.

Siberia Polymetals JSC operates in the Altai Territory where many unique polymetallic ore deposits are located including those containing ores with high content of copper, zinc, lead, precious metals. The Korbalikhinsky mine extracts copper, lead, gold and silver.