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Title: Mechanization in Poland's coal mines raises output

Abstract

In recent years, geological surveys carried out in Poland have revealed new coal deposits in areas which, 40 years ago, were thought to be deficient in coal. Generally, hard coal deposits are situated in the western part of the country in the upper Silesian Basin, but recent discoveries have been made in the Lublin area in the eastern part of Poland where new mines are being developed. Hard coal production in Poland increases markedly each year; in 1973 the output was 155,500,000 metric tons, in 1977 it was over 186,000,000 tons, and by 1980 it is expected to be 210,000,000 tons. In addition, Poland is a major producer of lignite; and in 1977 the output was about 41,000,000 tons which was used almost exclusively in electric power generating plants situated adjacent to the mines. The most important factor for the increased output has been the widespread mechanization of mines. The planning of new mines and the modernization of old ones is implemeted solely by Polish mining engineers and mining machinery manufacturers. Polish exports of complete mine systems, consultancy services, and projects to countries such as India, Yugoslavia, Nigeria and Venezuela are also growing.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Mining and Metallurgical Academy, Krakow, Poland
OSTI Identifier:
6452917
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6452917
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
World Coal; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 5:2
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; COAL INDUSTRY; INVESTMENT; COAL MINING; MINING EQUIPMENT; PRODUCTION; EXPORTS; POLAND; AUTOMATION; BUCKET WHEEL EXCAVATORS; COAL; COAL DEPOSITS; CUTTER LOADERS; ELECTRIC POWER; ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT; HOISTS; LIGNITE; LONGWALL MINING; MINE HAULAGE; POWERED SUPPORTS; REMOTE CONTROL; SURFACE MINING; UNDERGROUND MINING; BROWN COAL; CARBONACEOUS MATERIALS; CONTROL; EARTHMOVING EQUIPMENT; ENERGY SOURCES; EQUIPMENT; EUROPE; FOSSIL FUELS; FUELS; GEOLOGIC DEPOSITS; INDUSTRY; MATERIALS HANDLING; MECHANICAL STRUCTURES; MINING; POWER; RESOURCES; SUPPORTS 015000* -- Coal, Lignite, & Peat-- Economic, Industrial, & Business Aspects; 012000 -- Coal, Lignite, & Peat-- Mining

Citation Formats

Szklarski, L.M., Dudek, W., and Kreczmer, S. Mechanization in Poland's coal mines raises output. United States: N. p., 1979. Web.
Szklarski, L.M., Dudek, W., & Kreczmer, S. Mechanization in Poland's coal mines raises output. United States.
Szklarski, L.M., Dudek, W., and Kreczmer, S. Thu . "Mechanization in Poland's coal mines raises output". United States.
@article{osti_6452917,
title = {Mechanization in Poland's coal mines raises output},
author = {Szklarski, L.M. and Dudek, W. and Kreczmer, S.},
abstractNote = {In recent years, geological surveys carried out in Poland have revealed new coal deposits in areas which, 40 years ago, were thought to be deficient in coal. Generally, hard coal deposits are situated in the western part of the country in the upper Silesian Basin, but recent discoveries have been made in the Lublin area in the eastern part of Poland where new mines are being developed. Hard coal production in Poland increases markedly each year; in 1973 the output was 155,500,000 metric tons, in 1977 it was over 186,000,000 tons, and by 1980 it is expected to be 210,000,000 tons. In addition, Poland is a major producer of lignite; and in 1977 the output was about 41,000,000 tons which was used almost exclusively in electric power generating plants situated adjacent to the mines. The most important factor for the increased output has been the widespread mechanization of mines. The planning of new mines and the modernization of old ones is implemeted solely by Polish mining engineers and mining machinery manufacturers. Polish exports of complete mine systems, consultancy services, and projects to countries such as India, Yugoslavia, Nigeria and Venezuela are also growing.},
doi = {},
journal = {World Coal; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 5:2,
place = {United States},
year = {1979},
month = {2}
}