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UDC 622.271:622.013.3 © O.I. Cherskikh, V.S. Minakov, S.A. Nazapyan, 2023

ISSN 0041-5790 (Print) • ISSN 2412-8333 (Online) • Ugol’ – Russian Coal Journal, 2023, № 3, pp. 79-84

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18796/0041-5790-2023-3-79-84







Cherskikh O.I.1, Minakov V.S.2, Nazapyan S.A.2


1 Solntsevsky Coal Mine LLC, Shakhtersk, 694910, Russian Federation

2 East Mining Company LLC, Moscow, 123100, Russian Federation


Authors Information

Cherskikh O.I., PhD (Engineering), Director, e-mail: cherskikhoi@eastmining.ru 

Minakov V.S., Director for Labour Protection and Industrial Safety, e-mail: minakovvs@eastmining.ru

Nazapyan S.A., PhD (Engineering), Head of the Functional Area of Operational Excellence 



The foundation for the efficient operation of a coal mining company is the high quality of its labour and technological processes. Monitoring is essential to keep the processes at the required level of quality. The advances in digital technology make it possible to remotely monitor the process at all its key points, and to visualize any process deviations from the specified parameters. This basis makes it possible to take adequate management decisions that allow for timely correction of the process before any adverse results emerge. The use of template-based software does not always make it possible to generate reports required for the conditions of a particular company. Therefore, the Solntsevo coal strip mine, a part of the East Mining Company LLC, decided to develop its own software tools. Their development and implementation at the coal mine allowed to increase the operating efficiency by 1.09-1.15 times for key indicators and up to 1.4 times for some operations in 2022.



Process, Digitalization, Coal mine, Operation, Operational efficiency, Monitoring, Productivity.



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For citation

Cherskikh O.I., Minakov V.S. & Nazapyan S.A. Improving the operational efficiency of a coal mine through digitalisation of processes. Ugol’, 2023, (3), pp. 79-84. (In Russ.). DOI: 10.18796/0041-5790-2023-3-79-84.


Paper info

Received December 28, 2022

Reviewed January 15, 2023

Accepted February 27, 2023


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