Active Coal Mining Operations
The Company’s hard coal reserves are situated in the Upper Silesian basin, covering an area of approximately 120 square kilometres. The majority of OKD’s mines are located in the Karvina region and haveseams that range between one and eight metres in thickness. The Paskov mine is located in the Ostrava region and has an average seam thickness of between 0.5 and 1.2 metres.
There are four active OKD hard coal mines: Karvina, Darkov, Paskov and CSM.
Our four mines have 23 shafts extracting coal from depths of around 1,000 metres below the surface. We extract coal using the longwall mining method with shearers or ploughs in connection with mechanised shields or single hydraulic props to cut coal and to secure the excavated area.