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21 November 2022, 17:50

Three new 220-tonne BelAZ trucks start working at large coal pit in Russia

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MINSK, 21 November (BelTA) – Three new haul trucks made by BelAZ with the carrying capacity of 220 tonnes have started working at the open pit Kharanorsky, the company's press service told BelTA.

The commissioning of the new BelAZ trucks was a solemn and reverential occasion for the coal-mining company. The vehicles transport overburden rock and help access underlying coal. The open pit Kharanorsky has already hit the annual performance target by mining over 4 million tonnes of coal. The open pit Kharanorsky is part of Russia's largest coal-mining company SUEK.

The public joint-stock company (OAO) BelAZ is the managing company of the holding company BelAZ. BelAZ is the world's largest manufacturer of haul trucks and transport equipment for the mining industry and the civil engineering industry. BelAZ occupies about 30% of the world market of haul trucks with an extremely large carrying capacity. The company makes the world's largest haul truck with the carrying capacity of 450 tonnes.

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