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December 2021

World Coal Issue 4 2021 is packed full of all the latest coal industry news and insights you need to stay up-to-date. Don’t miss this quarter’s regional report on Eastern Europe by The International Centre for Sustainable Carbon, as well as our latest technical articles from FAMUR, Orica, Komatsu, Martin Engineering, and more!

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05 World News

10 Powering Eastern Europe
Dr Stephen Mills, International Centre for Sustainable Carbon, UK, provides insight into the role coal will play in powering Eastern European countries.

17 Underestimating The Missing Link Of Longwall Automation
Karol Bartodziej, FAMUR, Poland, considers the importance of automated face advancing units when trying to achieve longwall automation.

21 Developing Shotcrete Solutions
Donald O Connor and Bryce Nhlapho, Minova, explain how recent developments in shotcrete solutions have helped provide secondary support to mining operations across the globe.

24 Driving Efficiency In Underground Mining
Andreas Westphalen, Caterpillar, Germany, explores how high-torque drive systems can offer increased efficiency and reliability in underground mining.

29 Blasting The Surface
Geoff Stevenson, Orica, Australia, discusses how wireless blasting can benefit surface mining operations.

34 Unlocking Load And Haul Efficiencies
Simon van Wegen, Komatsu, USA, outlines how to unlock load and haul efficiencies by better integrating and analysing data.

37 Surface Mining For Cleaner Coal
Dr Erik Zimmermann, Wirtgen GmbH, Germany, provides insight into how surface miners can help coal operations become more environmentally responsible.

41 The Magic of Coal Preparation Plants: Part Two
In part two of a two-part article, Dr Andrew Vince, Elsa Consulting Group, Australia, explores a potential future threat to the magic of coal preparation plants.

44 Fugitive Material: A Preventable Enemy Of Bulk Conveying
Todd Swinderman, Emeritus/Martin Engineering, USA, examines how fugitive material can be managed in order to improve safety in the workplace and dramatically reduce the cost of operation.

49 Preventing Production Stoppages
Benoit Pluchon, Standard Industrie Singapore, discusses how product stoppages due to material build-up can be prevented.

53 The Formula For Storage-Facility Success
Rebecca Long Pyper, Dome Technology, USA, identifies the requirements needed in order to establish a successful coal storage facility.

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