The contract is BelAZ’s largest to date, although it has already delivered 82 machine units to Kuzbassrazrezugol JSC this year, with one more heavy duty dump truck to be supplied by the end of 2011. The Belarusian Automobile Works and the Russian coal company are long-term partners, having been working together since the early 1960s, when the first Belarusian heavy duty dump trucks appeared at Kuzbass’ open-pit coal mines. Since then, BelAZ has supplied quarry machinery boasting the latest innovative developments and has launched its first regional maintenance service centre at the Kedrovsky open-pit coal mine. Naturally, this has promoted mutually beneficial co-operation.
Kuzbassrazrezugol JSC is Russia’s largest open-pit coal mining operation, using over 500 BelAZ heavy duty dump trucks. According to specialists, it owns about 2.3m tonnes of deposits — enough to last at least 50 years. BelAZ will always be ready to supply the necessary machinery to ensure efficient extraction.