In March 2015 at the Vostochno-Beisky open pit mine, crew No.3 led by Viktor Bychkov set a world record when they excavated 728,000 m3 of rock mass. "Such a good result is not accidental. The crew worked very hard for this," explained Denis Popov, executive director of the Vostochno-Beisky open pit mine. He pointed out that the modern equipment was mastered in the shortest time possible.
Komatsu РС3000 excavator was brought in to the mine in January 2014 and by March that year the crew had set the world record on rock mass excavation – 625,000 m3. And a year later, the team broke its own record.
Introduction of new stripping equipment at the open pit mine, including the PC3000 excavator, a 130-tonne BelAZ truck and two bulldozers and graders, contributed to the team’s incredible achievement.
Improvements in excavation processes and mined rock transportation as well as increased focus on staff training/motivation, helped enhance productivity and make the world record possible.
Three members of crew No. 3, Viktor Bychkov, Vladimir Pankov and Vladimir Matveev, have already won several industrial competitions among SUEK enterprises and received Ford cars in recognition of their efforts.