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"Norilsk Nickel" is developing projects in the Trans-Baikal region

25 June 2014

Vladimir Potanin, the head of the corporation «Norilsk Nickel», I am sure that one of the main objectives of the company is to develop projects in the Trans-Baikal region and in April this year, was ready to invest in the development Bystrinsky mining and processing plant 10 billion. RUV. Running the plant is scheduled for 2018, that to the production capacity, that according to preliminary calculations Bystrinsky plant will be able to process up to 10 million tons of ore, producing at the same time about 250 thousand tons of copper concentrate. Given that Bystrinsky mine is now by no means small, the number of jobs at the plant will be about 2.5 million. This Bystrinsky GOK — only part of the project for the development of mineral assets Transbaikalia. In addition to the «Norilsk Nickel» in the project participated Russian Investment Fund.

Stages of the project include the construction of two GOKov focused on the development of polymetallic deposits, and the construction of the railway 227 km long. At the same time, «Norilsk Nickel» will invest in the project about 80 billion. RUB, the total amount of the same according to preliminary estimates will amount to 104.597 billion. RUB. Mining Assets Bystrinsky include copper in the amount of 2 million. Tons of ore in the amount of 292 million. Tons, 67.7 million tons of iron, 1.06 million tons of silver and 236 tons of gold. The company plans to develop the project on their own, given the favorable situation on the copper market, to this end, the company is trying to obtain a loan of 1 billion USD in banks in Russia, planning to in the future -. After leaving the project at full capacity — receive annually up to one billion USD revenue.

«Norilsk Nickel» expects to complete the construction work close by August 2017, at the beginning of this month, the company had announced a tender for the construction of «turnkey» 4 objects on GOK — processing plant, heating plant, shift camp and built for power. As for consumers, it is primarily «Norilsk Nickel» is considered as the main buyer Peoples Republic of China and is ready to offer delivery of copper concentrate and high quality magnetite concentrate. The company plans to increase copper smelting by 20% already in 2018, that will be about 420−445 thousand tons and will be largely at the expense of Bystrinsky plant.

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