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Highlights from the Russian & CIS Coal Summit 2013

Coal Transport & Technologies Focus Day - New coal technologies for the 21st Century - What works in Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan and what are the best global practices?

Tuesday, 14 May

Session 1. Port infrastructure and dry bulk shipping

▪ Black & Azov Sea: What are the prospects for new coal and iron ore terminals?

▪ Expansion of Russia’s port capacity – Which ports are being prioritised by Rosmorport?

▪ Ros Terminal Ugol – Ust Luga: With new investment the port’s capacity keeps growing.

▪ Vostochny Port: Russia’s leading coal port is undergoing major capacity expansion. What are the timelines?

▪ Dry Bulk Shipping: The outlook for 2014-15. Will excess capacity continue to depress costs? Can exporters seize the opportunity?

Session 2. Rail transport, rolling stock and infrastructure: construction, tariffs and investments

▪ Russian Railways – keynote presentation: Long-term transportation strategy for Russia’s key export commodity

▪ Natural Monopolies Research Institute: How can the rail infrastructure be modernised and expanded?

▪ Ural Railcar Plant: Russia’s largest manufacturer will give forecasts for railcar construction, maintenance and prices

▪ Competition: Can new players in the rail transportation market provide increased capacity while keeping tariffs down?

Session 3. Technologies: Efficiency, labour productivity, safety and modernisation
▪ Combined cycle coal gasification: Japan’s latest design advances and burning techniques for more efficient coal-fired plants

▪ SUEK’S coal bed methane project: Coal seam pre-drilling - reducing the risk of explosions while producing electricity 

▪ Pillar Mining - case study: New U.S. advances in room and pillar mining in underground coal mines

▪ Production & planning: Geology, resource verification, ground control, environmental impact and mine planning

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Coal Transportation & Technologies Summit programme here

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Delegates' reviews

"It was very interesting to learn up-to-date information about Russian coal production forecasts"
Dennis Price
General DirectorBogatyr Access Komir
"Very high level of business interaction between the Government, business and investors"
Yevhen Yushkov
Divisional DirectorDonetsk Steel
"The Summit helped me to take a step back from my day-to-day work and think about and assess future industry developments."
Igor Borisov
Commercial DirectorSandvik Mining