Coal loader

The coal loader on Hotellneset outside Longyearbyen was used to load coal from Mine 7. In March 2011 parts of the coal loader collapsed as a result of a storm. The picture shows how the loader looked like before. New dock and loader is expected to be finished in autumn 2012.

This picture was taken after the storm:

Read more about Mine 7 and Store Norske Spitsbergen Kullkompani (SNSK) here and see more photos of coal loading here.

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