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"Norilsk Nickel" receives proposals from Chinese investors

After the meeting of the Russian-Chinese commission on investment cooperation in the Mining and Metallurgical Company «Norilsk Nickel» has received 12 proposals made by interested potential partners from China regarding the investment project Bystrinsky GOK. Mining and Processing Enterprise, engaged in the processing of copper, iron, gold, able to process annually about 1 mln. Tons of ore, according to preliminary estimates will be launched in 2017. The plant, located in the Trans-Baikal region, refers to the first-class assets, «Norilsk Nickel», the investment foreseen in the development of the project in the years 2014−2017, are estimated at 1.1 bln. USD.

During the meeting representatives of the «Norilsk Nickel» in addition to the project Bystrinsky GOK provided Chinese partners and other interesting fields, expressing at the same time enjoy the interest of Chinese companies. According to Pavel Fedorov said Executive Director of «Norilsk Nickel», in addition to proposals for investments in Bystrinsky mine did and suggestions for the guaranteed purchase of products, as well as strategic cooperation in the course of the project. The company's management intends to carefully consider the proposed forms of cooperation.

Do not stand still, and the modernization of the Kola Mining and Metallurgical Company. This month in the refining shop company started pre-commercial tests of the complex gas treatment aimed at cleaning the waste gases from melting furnaces. Just one modern unit can replace four of the electrostatic precipitator, is hopelessly outdated, after prolonged use, allowing to obtain a 85% efficiency and leading to the loss of loss-making non-ferrous metals.

New bag filter ensures delay 99% of the dust, along with the gases discharged into the chimney. Percent dust contained in the copper, cobalt and nickel is high enough, after the filtration is sent again ferrous metal production. According to experts, new manufacturing processes make it possible to reduce losses of non-ferrous metals over 110 tons each year. In addition, the new filter will reduce maintenance costs and maintenance costs, reduce power consumption, while improving the production cost. Investments in the project will amount to about 87 million. RUB excluding VAT.

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