In Poland, a new face starts working with Corum Group equipment

07 May 2019

In Poland, a new face starts working with Corum Group equipment

140 support units ZRP15/35 produced in Ukraine will ensure safe and uninterrupted operation of mechanized mining complex at the Polish mine.

The Polish Sośnica mine, which is part of Polska Grupa Górnicza S.A.(PGG), has launched a new face equipped with equipment from the Corum Group Druzhkovsky plant. 140 powered roof supports ZRP15/35 started to work in March.

We are satisfied with the quality and dynamics of cooperation with one of the leading Polish mining companies Polska Grupa Górnicza S.A.PGG). The Polish market is strategically interesting for Corum, as there is an actively updated mining and infrastructure equipment in collieries to maintain achieved production levels, — Mikhail Potapov, CEO of Corum Group, comments. — Our tunnelling machines have been working in the mines of Poland for several years, now Corum powered roof supports will also be operated there. Our company will invest in cooperation with Polish mining companies and increase its presence in the Polish market.

In the PGG tender for the supply of sections of powered roof supports for Sośnica mine, Соrum Group competed with three leading Polish engineering companies, and won, by proposing the best value for money.

While working on roof support, our machine builders actively cooperated with representatives of the Polish company, — says Tatiana Kalugina, Director of Corum Druzhkovka Machine-Building Plant. — Customers have repeatedly visited our plant in the second half of 2018. Thanks to well-coordinated work, we have the equipment of worthy quality.

ZRP 15/35 is a roof support of new design. It is designed to work on layers with a capacity of 1.8-3.5 m in conditions of heavy roofs of mines in Poland. It provides for a high working resistance of more than 6,000 kN. The sections of roof support are equipped with the monitoring system of hydraulic system of the support, which allows real-time monitoring of the working fluid pressure in the hydraulic system - a special signal is given in case of leaks. In addition, Corum machine builders equipped the roof supports with electronic tags which store information about manufacturer. Due to this, there is a digital certification of root support elements, so that you can quickly and easily read the data in the future.

POLSKA GRUPA GÓRNICZA, PGG is the largest mining company in Europe and the largest producer of coal in the EU. PGG annually produces 32 million tons of raw materials for the energy sector and retail consumers. The company employs 43 thousand people.


Corum Group is part of DTEK energy holding as a separate engineering business unit of DTEK Energy. Corum Group is the largest manufacturer of mining equipment in Ukraine.

The Corum Group unites SCM engineering assets, and these are enterprises in Kharkov, Druzhkovka and Kamensk-Shakhtinsky, Corum Shakhtspetsstroy, Corum Source and Corum Repair service companies, as well as foreign trading companies and representative offices. The company's key customers are the 14 largest mining holdings, with assets of 150 mines and quarries. The Corum equipment is used at the mining enterprises in 15 countries of the world.

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