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12 COVID19 Hit Coal Mines in Poland Undertaking Maintenance

Coal News - Published on Wed, 24 Jun 2020

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Reuters reported that 12 Polish coal mines, which the government said earlier in June would halt production to stop the rapid spread of coronavirus infections among miners, have continued maintenance works for safety reasons. Poland's State Assets Minister Jacek Sasin said on June 8 output would be stopped for three weeks at two mines owned by state-run JSW and in 10 operated by PGG. But industry sources and the mining companies representatives said that care and maintenance works continued at the 12 mines. The 12 mines are expected to operate at the minimum levels until June 28.

A source familiar with the situation said the 10 PGG mines are operating at 30-50% of normal operations, depending on the mine. If they were fully closed for three weeks, PGG's output would fall by 1.3-1.5 million tonnes

JSW's spokesman said the two of its mines affected are operating at 20-30% of normal levels, but added this was a very rough estimate, which varies depending on the mine and given day.

Poland reported 300 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, 129 of which were in the Silesia coal region.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Wed, 24 Jun 2020
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