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Installation of our winder in Russia’s deepest mine

With the SKS-1 mine Norilsk Nickel plans to open up deeper ore deposits and therefore entrusted SIEMAG TECBERG with deliveries for, at approx. 2,000 m, Russia’s deepest mine.

The SKS-1 mine thus beats other Russian mines by approx. 500 m. In earlier years SIEMAG TECBERG already supplied and commissioned a large number of installations to Norilsk Nickel Besides the shaft depth, this project posed a further challenge, as it was required to deliver a complete shaft hoisting system as a complete system with a specified annual hoisting performance. Production is planned for 12 operating hours a day on 330 days of the year and will be carried out with a double-drum BLAIR winder with skip/skip hoisting system (drive output of 8,000 kW) for running speeds of up to 14 m/s and a maximum payload of 30 t. In the service shaft operates a 4-rope KOEPE winder as a cage/counterweight system that, with a drive output of 2,250 kW, moves payloads of up to 20 t at up to 12 m/s. Alongside these two winders SIEMAG TECBERG delivered further equipment such as braking systems, its own-developed sliding bearings, rope sheaves, hydraulic compensation rope sheaves, complete loading and unloading equipment and rope-changing equipment.


Altogether, for this order SIEMAG TECBERG has transported approx. 3,000 t of equipment and material to the mine site in Norilsk and began with the installation in summer 2018.

Installation of 4-rope KOEPE winder in fast motion (see photos)


03.07.2018: Start of installation, construction of hydraulic 4-point lift system
23.07.2018: Preparation of foundation and installation and grouting of base plates
24.07.2018: Bringing the first large component parts into the winder building
31.07.2018: Completion of the shifting unit
02.08.2018: Completion of merging the main component parts of the winder mechanics
10.08.2018: Start of motor component installation
21.08.2018: Completion of the principal brake component installation
13.09.2018: Installation (mechanical + hydraulic) on schedule of the winder


PJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel


The company is Russia’s leading metal-producing and mining company and the world’s leading nickel and palladium extractor. Furthermore, Norilsk Nickel is amongst the world’s ten biggest copper producers. Norilsk Nickel also mines cobalt, rhodium, silver, gold, tellurium, selenium, iridium, ruthenium and coal.

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