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Voronezh deposits should get all of MMC Norilsk Nickel

Elkinsky Elansky and mines should get Norilsk Nickel — believe in the company. «Play competition for the Voronezh copper-nickel deposits, we can only in the event that the commission that evaluates projects of members will be biased» — he expressed the opinion, Deputy General Director of MMC Yuri Filippov, in an interview with reporters.

In confirmation of the correctness of his own position by representatives of Norilsk Nickel led several arguments. First of all, we are talking about the profitability of the project: the main value of the breed of Voronezh deposits (80%) — the presence of nickel in it and (optionally) the precious metals. A capacity and the corresponding exhaust technologies for their production with maximum efficiency the company has only Norilsk. In addition, Norilsk Nickel plans to «reload» the power is already working on the processing of nickel (ie, additional investment in the construction of new processing facilities are not required). While other companies have to spend on the construction of factories, with no guarantee of competitiveness of production (for the enterprises in this sphere the threshold of a «zero profitability» is achieved with annual production of about 35−40 thousand. Tonnes of nickel). In other words, the state receives taxes on income, more desirable candidate should be the company that quickly and cost-effectively begin the development of Voronezh mines. And so the candidate is Norilsk Nickel — believe in the MMC.

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