Russian coal operator Vorkutaugol, part of OAO Severstal, announced that it will commission 11 new longwall faces across all five of its mines during 2014. Nine of these new longwall will commence production before mid-year. Currently, the Severnaya mine is commissioning a new face in the Chetvertiy seam. The mine is also finishing coal extraction at the face of the Moshniy seam and will commission a new longwall at that seam in June. The Vorkutinskaya mine is also preparing to commission a longwall at its Troynoy seam: its length is 317 m and it has a seam thickness of 2.8 m.