Kompania Weglowa – Halemba Mine Coal Prep
- Owner: Kompania Weglowa S.A.
- Project: Modernize Coal Washing Systems
- Location: KWK Halemba Mine, Poland
- Scope: Design, Engineering & Procurement
In 2002 Separator R&S was contracted by Kompania Weglowa S.A. to design a modification to the KWK Halemba coal mine existing coal washery in the coarse coal and fine coal circuits.
Project required engineering the construction workflow to provide extremely limited disruptions to operations, with target being zero down time. Actual start of the construction work was delayed until 2007 when the deterioration of the structures became so severe that it threatened to close the facility. This situation made it an extremely challenging and safety oriented project. The washery structures were over 50 years old and severely corroded, which required wholesale replacement of load bearing members.
Areas modernized included ROM coal feed system, crushing screening/sizing section, new Coarse Coal Jig washery (GI), new Fine Coal Jig washery (GII), new blending system in each washery, new mechanical coal drying circuit, new water slurry circuit, and whole plant dust collection system, as well as PLC controls for the washery.
In 2007 Elgin Poland Group supplied CMI coal dewatering centrifuges for the plant and provides maintenance services for that equipment.