An affiliate of the YDA Group in the mining sector, MAYDA Mining, Inc., was established to carry out activities in the field of mining. Operating in the Soma Coal Washing Plant commissioned in 2006 as Turkey’s and Europe’s biggest coal washing and enrichment plant in terms of capacity, occupying an area of 25,000 m2, MAYDA continues to contribute to our country’s economy by making sure that domestic coal resources of the highest quality are used at maximum yield by processing 1,200 tons/hour in the plant with a capacity of 5 million tons and an installed power of 5 Megawatts.
The project and engineering work of the plant was undertaken by a world giant in the field, the British Dorr-Oliver (FL-SMIDTH) company. Three thousand tons of steel was used in the construction of the plant, whose equipment was obtained from the British Conn-Welt, American CMI and Swiss Metso Companies.
MAYDA Mining, with a record-breaking 50 million tons of production to date, produces domestic coal as an alternative to import coal. Thermal coal and fine-sized dust products, which were previously handled as waste, are now recovered at the Soma Coal Washing Plant, making MAYDA Mining the first company ever to achieve that in Turkey. Thermal coal produced in such quality has become the number one preference of the Soma Thermal Power Plant, contributing significantly to the efficiency of the plant.
In addition, with a system it established, MAYDA Mining became the first company in Turkey to recover waste coal up to 28 microns from sludge.