The meeting was held in a mixed format – in person in the city of Novokuznetsk at part of the international specialised exhibition of mining technologies, Coal of Russia and Mining, and via videoconference. Taking part in the meeting were Deputy Minister of Energy Sergei Mochalnikov, Deputy Minister of Transport Valentin Ivanov, representatives of sectoral federal executive bodies and Russian coal-mining regions, coal and engineering companies.
The meeting participants discussed ways to ensure technological sovereignty in the coal industry and the required measures of state support for mining machinery engineering.
Chair of the State Council Commission on Energy Sergei Tsivilev noted that the coal industry is still highly dependent on foreign equipment. The key task to ensure technological sovereignty is to create domestic industrial order for Russian manufacturers’ products. The meeting participants discussed proposals by coal and engineering companies on transitioning to Russian-made equipment.
In addition, the discussion touched on coal shipments to the east and to the west and the way they affect tax revenues for the budget, employment and socioeconomic situation in coal-mining regions.
Igor Levitin stressed the importance of the unfailing implementation of Presidential instructions on coal transport and carrying out a meticulous analysis of current transport logistics.
Sergei Mochalnikov reported on the work to analyse ways to insure the coal companies’ risks related to coal price volatility.