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Two excavators EKG-10 and one EKG-15M were launched in the diamond mining company "ALROSA" in Yakutia

The first excavator EKG-10 was put into operation at the quarry diamond pipe "Zarya" in late August, the second – on October 13, 2015. EKG-15M was put into operation at the mine "Yubileynaya" on September 28, 2015. Installation was carried out by the service organization OOO "OMZ Gortekhmash Service". The equipment installation was attended by experts and service engineers from IZ-KARTEX and enterprise developer drive system - the company "United Energy".

The launch of EKG-15M was attended by the management of the quarry which is the largest open pit quarry of "ALROSA" today, providing a quarter of total volume of diamonds extracted. Quarry " Yubileynaya " is the only mine in Russia where the mining and stripping operations are conducted solely by IZ-KARTEX excavators EKG-15 and EKG-15M.

 "ALROSA" is a leader in the global diamond industry. The corporation is engaged in exploration, extraction, processing and sale of rough diamonds. The main activities are placed in Yakutia and in the Arkhangelsk region and Africa. "ALROSA" is ranked the first in the world in terms of carats extracted, its share in the world production is more than 25%.

EKG-15M is equipped with modern electric main machinery, built on a "TRP-D" drive (transistor inverter - DC motor). The driver's cab has also gone through some significant improvements. It is equipped with a fundamentally new air conditioning. The new cab not only protects against the harmful effects of exhaust gases, but also from low temperatures.


EKG-10 on career diamond pipe "Zarya"