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The Second Potash Horizon of PU-5 of Belaruskali has been tapped 30.07 2020
The Second Potash Horizon of PU-5 of Belaruskali has been tapped

At 2 a.m., 30.07.2020 Mining and capital unit №3 of the MCD (ПКС-8 №46) finished the boring of the research working, which crossed the II Potash horizon of PU-5! The thickness of the silvinite layer at the autopsy site was respectively: 1 silvinite layer – 0.95 meters; 2 silvinite layer − 0.73 meters; 3 silvinite layer − 0.60 meters.

The opening of the II Potash horizon opens up additional opportunities for ore mining at the PU-5.

Start of the Darasinsky mining and processing complex construction May 2019
Start of the Darasinsky mining and processing complex construction

In May, the Darasinsky mining and processing plant construction was started. The mine field of the Darasinsky mining and processing plant will be located under the territories of Soligorsk, Lyuban and Slutsk districts. The new mine will become the raw material base for PU-3 and extend its service life by at least 50 years.

The shaft-sinking at the Petrikovsky mining and processing plant has been completed April 2019
The shaft-sinking at the Petrikovsky mining and processing plant has been completed

Thanks to the well-coordinated joint work of JSC «Belaruskali» and JSC «Trest Shahtospecstroy», the sinking of the first and second shafts at the Petrikovsky mining and processing plant was completed in April 2019. It is planned to attain the project capacity in 2021.

The 4th potash horizon of PU-2 of Belaruskali has been tapped 12.08 2018
The 4th potash horizon of PU-2 of Belaruskali has been tapped

On August 12, 2018 the mining and capital section №2 reached the productive layers of the 4th potash horizon by an exploratory transport raise at PU-2, which was the first time in the history of Belaruskali.

The Garlyk mining and processing plant was officially launched 31.03 2017
The Garlyk mining and processing plant was officially launched

On March 31, 2017 the President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko and the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov cut the ribbon and pressed the symbolic start button.

New records in shaft-sinking at the Petrikovsky mining and processing plant November 2017
New records in shaft-sinking at the Petrikovsky mining and processing plant

In August, 2017 the shaft-sinking section №1 team of the shaft-sinking department achieved a monthly rate of 80 passage metres in shaft-sinking at the Petrikovsky mining and processing plant, breaking its own shaft-sinking record at the Beryozovsky PU.

In November, 2017 a new record was achieved by the shaft-sinking section №2 of the shaft-sinking department. A monthly rate in shaft-sinking with the construction of advanced concrete support reached 80,8 passage meters.

Start of a vertical shaft №1 sinking at the Petrikovsky mining and processing plant 09.05 2016
Start of a vertical shaft №1 sinking at the Petrikovsky mining and processing plant

On May 9, 2016 the vertical shaft №1 started to be sunk at Petrikov field, and the first tons of rock were delivered on top.

The tunnel boring machine (CRS-3) descent and the cross connection of the Garlyk mining and processing plant shafts August 2016
The tunnel boring machine (CRS-3) descent and the cross connection of the Garlyk mining and processing plant shafts

On August 18,2016 at the depth of 295 meters, in the chamber at the cell shaft and the productive potash reservoir junction the piecemeal descent and assembly of the tunnel boring machine (CRS-3) were completed in a record time.

On the night of August 29-30 the cross connection between the cage and skip shafts was successfully completed. The tunnel boring machine CRS-3 №1 moved into the junction chamber of shaft №1 with a pinpoint accuracy.

Denis Diulin was appointed Chief Executive Officer 20.02 2015
Denis Diulin was appointed Chief Executive Officer

On February 20, 2015 Denis Diulin was appointed Chief Executive Officer of JSC «Trest Shahtospecstroy».

the cross connection between the PU-4 horizontal minefield workings and the Beryozovsky PU vertical mine shaft completion 23.10 2012
the cross connection between the PU-4 horizontal minefield workings and the Beryozovsky PU vertical mine shaft completion

In October, thanks to the JSC «Belaruskali» and JSC «Trest Shahtospecstroy» mine surveyors calculations the cross connection between the horizontal minefield workings and the vertical mine shaft was completed. In the night of October 22-23, 2012 after passing a winding path underground along the survey marks, the tunnel boring machine №8 moved into the shaft №5 with a pinpoint accuracy. This date became one of the most significant events in the Beryozovsky PU history.

The Beryozovsky Production Unit shafts sinking completion May-June 2011
The Beryozovsky Production Unit shafts sinking completion

The shaft-sinking department completed two shafts (№5 and №6) of the Beryozovsky PU in a short time frame. The skip shaft sinking has been completed in June, 2011 at a depth of 665 metres, the cage shaft sinking – on May 1, 2011 at a depth of 600,56 metres. In August, 2010 the record rate of 61,6 metres per month in skip shaft-sinking was achieved by the shaft-sinking section №1.

The Garlyk mining and processing plant construction 2010
The Garlyk mining and processing plant construction

In 2010, a turn-key construction contract was signed by the General contractor represented by JSC «Belgorhimprom» and by the State concern «Turkmenhimiya». The construction project value was estimated at $1 billion.

The Krasnoslobodsky Production Unit opening 08.05 2009
The Krasnoslobodsky Production Unit opening

On May 8, 2009 the first stage of the construction project of the Krasnoslobodsky PU was commissioned. The first stage of the project commissioning was accepted by the President of the Republic of Belarus A.Lukashenko.

The team of JSC «Trest Shahtospecstroy» completed approximately 40% of the total building and assembly works of this project: shafts №1 and №2, pitbottoms, temporary buildings and structures associated with shaft-sinking, 1,5 km of conveyor gallery path construction project.

The Krasnoslobodsky Production Unit (PU-5) of Belaruskali construction project was completed in record-breaking time by world standards.

New records in shaft-sinking. The mining and capital department foundation 2008
New records in shaft-sinking. The mining and capital department foundation

In 2008, a new speed record of 57 meters per month in shaft-sinking was achieved in the skip shaft, in the cage shaft – 47 meters per month.

With the increased volume of work and expansion of the construction projects the repair,construction and erection department was divided into a repair,construction and erection department №1 and a repair,construction and erection department №2, they carried out three activities: construction, installation and major repairs.

In December 2008, the mining and capital department was founded.

New heads appointed 2006-2007
New heads appointed

In August 2006, V.Startsev was elected Chairman of the Supervisory Board. Nikolay Skripnik was appointed Chief Executive Officer.

On November 1, 2007 Sergey Garbatsevich was appointed Chief Executive Officer of JSC «Trest Shahtospecstroy».

The shaft-sinking department foundation 01.02 2004
The shaft-sinking department foundation

In February 2004, a shaft-sinking department was founded for the purpose of shaft-sinking and construction of the mining part of the Krasnoslobodsky PU.

In February 2005, miners began sinking the second shaft of the Krasnoslobodsky PU, in April – the first. The work was carried out by freezing method, guided by the fact that the first 230 meters in depth were composed of watered sands. A speed record of 33 meters per month in shaft-sinking was achieved in frozen rocks.

Start of construction of the Krasnoslobodsky Production Unit 14.02 2003
Start of construction of the Krasnoslobodsky Production Unit

On February 14, 2003 to replenish the crude-ore resources of PU-2, the construction of the Krasnoslobodsky PU was officially opened.

JSC «Trest Shahtospecstroy» foundation 04.05 2000
JSC «Trest Shahtospecstroy» foundation

On April 12, 2000 the agreement on transformation of the employee-owned (public) enterprise Trust «Shahtospecstroy» into JSC «Trest Shahtospecstroy» was signed and the decision on issue of the shares was made.

On May 4, 2000 JSC «Trest Shahtospecstroy» was founded.

A subsidiary production unit «ROMSOL» was founded 01.03 1996
A subsidiary production unit «ROMSOL» was founded

On March 1, 1996 the subsidiary production unit enterprise «ROMSOL» was founded. Its main activities were production of metal constructions and non-standardized facilities of any complexity for construction works, as well as the provision of a wide range of services for metalworking and design of metal structures.

The Trust «Shahtospecstroy» results for 1993-1995 1993-1995
The Trust «Shahtospecstroy» results for 1993-1995

At PU-1, shaft-sinking, erection and exploratory mining works between the 2nd and the 3rd horizons were completed to increase the capacity by 500 thousand tons of rock salt per year.

At PU-2 the ore-dressing plant was reconstructed in connection with the transfer to the new GOST; reconstruction of sump cleaning and join workings of shaft №1 was completed; the mechanical workshop and garages for interfactory traffic were built.

At PU-3 the ore-dressing plant (the 9th technological line) was reconstructed.

The employee-owned (public) enterprise Trust «Shahtospecstroy» was registered 19.02 1992
The employee-owned (public) enterprise Trust «Shahtospecstroy» was registered

In January, 1990 the Trust «Shahtospecstroy» was found on the basis of the Soligorsk and Kirovsk mine construction departments. The Trust «Shahtospecstroy» included the Soligorsk and Kirovsk mine construction departments, a repair-construction and erection department and the service facilities.

On December 30, 1991 the state property purchase agreement was signed. The Trust «Shahtospecstroy» was one of the first in Belarus to be privatized.

On February 19, 1992 the employee-owned (public) enterprise Trust «Shahtospecstroy» was registered.

Valeri Startsev was appointed head of the Soligorsk mine construction department. The Kirovsk mine construction department was included in the Soligorsk mine construction department 01.02 1989
Valeri Startsev was appointed head of the Soligorsk mine construction department. The Kirovsk mine construction department was included in the Soligorsk mine construction department

On February 1, 1989 by Order of the Minister of the production of mineral fertilizers N.Olshansky, the Kirovsk mine construction department and the Soligorsk mine construction department merged.

At the age of 56, the first head of the Soligorsk mine construction department A.Pivovarov left for a preferential miner’s retirement pension. Valery Startsev was appointed head of the Soligorsk mine construction department.

The Soligorsk mine construction department results for the first 10 years 1977-1987
The Soligorsk mine construction department results for the first 10 years

During the first 10 years of operation from 1977 to 1987, a total of about 200km of mine workings was completed at Belaruskali mines. More than 1 million m3 of rock mass was broken down and brought to grass, large volumes of concrete and salt concrete were placed, and several thousand sets of reinforced concrete and screw roof bolting were installed.

The Soligorsk mine construction department put into operation launch complexes to increase the capacity of the annual production of mineral fertilizers at Belaruskali Production Units (PUs):

− by 208 thousand tons – at PU-1;

− by 40 thousand tons – at PU-2;

− by 100 thousand tons – at PU-3;

− by 208 thousand tons – at PU-4.

Also, the start-up facilities of shaft №4 constructions at PU-1 and PU-2 were put into operation, and the ore-dressing plants were reconstructed in connection with a transfer to the new GOST.

The first head of the Soligorsk mine construction department was appointed 15.02 1977
The first head of the Soligorsk mine construction department was appointed
On February 15, 1977 by Order of the Minister of chemical industry of the USSR L.Kostandov Anatoly Pivovarov was appointed head of the Soligorsk mine construction department.
The Soligorsk mine construction department (SMCD) foundation 09.12 1976
The Soligorsk mine construction department (SMCD) foundation

For the purpose of timely implementation of mining capital and mining development works to ensure the commissioning of potash production capacities at Soligorsk Production Unit №4, the Minister of chemical industry of the USSR L.Kostandov issued an order on the Soligorsk mine construction department foundation.