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RCC receives an award for environmental activities in 2017

Karabashmed JSC (a subsidiary of RCC Group located in Karabash, Chelyabinsk region) has received an award of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Russia for a successful implementation of measures specified under an Agreement signed as part of the Year of the Environment in Russia in 2017. The ceremony of the award presentation was held on 12 December 2017 in Moscow at the ECOTECH'17 International Forum during the 5th Nationwide Congress on environmental protection and the meeting ...
18 December 2017., 14:50   comment

RUSAL sets up the infrastructure for data center at NAZ

RUSAL starts its data center project development at its Nadvoitsy Aluminium Smelter in the Republic of Karelia. The data center will focus on providing IT services, including solutions for big data analysis, machine learning, and cryptocurrency mining-related operations. AA!LAB company has become the first project implementation partner to sign, alongside RUSAL, the Memorandum of Understanding regarding cooperation in the field of digital technologies. The first phase of the data center project ...
13 December 2017., 10:12   comment

Aluminium wiring returns to the Russian market

RUSAL announces that aluminium alloys 8030 and 8176 have been successfully approved by Russian authorities for the use in electrical wiring applications. This approval opens up new market opportunities for aluminium. The Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation has approved the order that regulates construction of electrical installations and permits the use of aluminum wiring in buildings and structures. In 2000, due to the outdated technical specification of electrical wiring, the market ...
23 November 2017., 10:35   comment

RCC Takes Part in Russian-UK Raw Materials Dialogue

The Russian Copper Company presented its Smart Copper corporate production standard at the 1st Russian-UK Raw Materials Dialogue Trust and Cooperation — the Major Elements of Sustainable Development in St Petersburg. Natalia Gonchar, RCC’s Director for EHS, discussed RCC’s principles of efficient use of natural resources, energy saving and minimum environmental impact. These principles are embodied in the Smart Copper corporate standard that RCC is putting in place at its production facilities. ...
21 November 2017., 10:52   comment

Nornickel starts hot commissioning at Bystrinsky GOK

PJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel has launched hot commissioning operations at Bystrinsky GOK (Bystrinsky mining and processing plant). Bystrinsky GOK is located in the Gazimuro-Zavodsky District of Trans-Baikal Territory, 350 km from Chita. This area is home to the large Bystrinsky gold-iron-copper deposit containing total ore reserves of some 343 mt that will ensure the project’s operational life in excess of 30 years. Bystrinsky GOK will mine gold-iron-copper ores to produce copper, gold and magnetite ...
11 September 2017., 10:38   comment

Norilsk nickel group announces preliminary consolidated production results for 3d quarther and 9 months of 2017

PJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel, the largest refined nickel and palladium producer in the world, announces preliminary consolidated production results for the third quarter and nine months of 2017. First Vice-President — Chief Operating Officer, Sergey Dyachenko commented on the 9M17 production results: “In 3Q17 our nickel production increased by 10% as Talnakh Concentrator reached its design parameters and Norilsk Nickel Harjavalta nickel refinery restarted its operations after annual scheduled repair ...
11 August 2017., 10:05   comment

UC RUSAL to supply more than 500 tonnes of aluminium to upgrade Moscow’s tram fleet

UC RUSAL will be supplying approximately 510 tonnes of aluminium to be used in the production of aluminium tram interiors. As part of the project, UC RUSAL will provide aluminium for a total of 300 tram interiors. This is the world’s largest contract to purchase trams for a single city. The field of urban transport engineering is a new sector for UC RUSAL and one which has significant growth potential in Russia. The new Vityaz-M trams, which contain three compartments whose interior is entirely ...
11 July 2017., 10:57   comment

UC RUSAL reaffirms its environmental credentials with launch of new low carbon aluminium brand ALLOW

RUSAL announces the launch of its bespoke new low carbon aluminium brand, ALLOW, which features a significantly lower carbon footprint – specific volume of greenhouse gas emissions – as compared to the industry average. As demand amongst consumers grows for more sustainable and environmentally friendly aluminium, RUSAL has seized on the opportunity to utilise its unique access to clean, renewable hydro power to provide a product with a much reduced carbon footprint. ALLOW’s carbon footprint ...
11 June 2017., 10:13   comment

Tominskiy Processing Plant Lays Foundations of the Production Facilities

The Tominskiy Processing Plant (Sosnovsky District, Chelyabinsk Region) has launched the construction of the main building of a plant and other production and auxiliary facilities. When completed, the plant will comprise 17 permanent buildings and facilities. The Tominskiy Processing Plant has received all the necessary construction permits for the enrichment plant facilities and related infrastructure. Excavation work has already been completed and the structural axes of the plant’s first key ...
11 March 2017., 10:30   comment

Kyshtym Copper Electrolytic Plant Boosts Cathode Output by 8.6% from January to September

The Kyshtym Copper Electrolytic Plant (Kyshtym, Chelyabinsk Region, a subsidiary of the Russian Copper Company) has released its production results for the first 9 months of 2017. During that time, the plant produced over 97,128 tons of cathodes, or 8.6% more than in the same period last year. Copper rod production increased by 6.1% to 72,784 tons, silver by 2.3% and gold by 30% in comparison with the first 9 months of 2016. "We’re planning to produce 128,000 tons of copper cathodes by the end ...
11 February 2017., 10:28   comment

Mikheevskiy Ore Mining and Processing Plant to Increase Copper Concentrate Extraction to 90%

The Mikheevskiy Ore Mining and Processing Plant (Varnensky district, Chelyabinsk region) plans to adopt a three-stage ore grinding technology which will produce finer ore particles than the existing two-stage crushing equipment. The separation of tiny impregnated copper particles from gangue material is expected to reduce the loss of valuable fractions in tailings and increase the extraction of copper from ore from the current 85% to 90% or more. The main supplier of the equipment and technology ...
11 January 2017., 10:23   comment

“Elektrokabel “Kolchuginsky Plant” mastered the production of silicone rubber insulated cables

JSC “Elektrokabel “Kolchuginsky Plant” (included in “Cable Alliance Holding”, integrating UMMC cable assets) mastered the production of silicone rubber insulated control cables NIKI. Unique properties of this innovative material ensures cables’ high fire-resistance designed for broadcasting signals from sensors to control equipment and for remote control of different machinery. Under flame silicone rubber turns into protective ceramic coat that prevents conductors from contacting each other, ...
31 October 2017., 14:19   comment

New EcoSoderberg pilot site is launched at IrkAZ

RUSAL, a leading global aluminium producer, today announces the launch of an experimental reduction area at the Irkutsk Aluminium Smelter, which will operate under the EcoSoderberg technology. The total amount of investment in the project amounted to 540 million roubles. Implementing EcoSoderberg technology is one of the priority retrofitting projects for RUSAL. New generation potcells have a significantly reduced environmental impact, and bring increased energy efficiency to aluminium smelters ...
20 October 2017., 13:05   comment

Murmansk Regional Duma deputies visit Kola MMC

Members of the Murmansk Regional Duma have held an on-site meeting at Kola MMC that focused on the company’s environmental protection policy and improvement in environmental performance. The deputies reviewed the company’s environmental efforts and the progress of the Year of the Environment initiatives. Regional MPs paid a visit to the disposal facility for saline effluent from nickel refining operations to assess the steps taken by the company to reduce its environmental footprint. Disposal ...
20 October 2017., 12:54   comment

Norilsk Nickel’s Shareholders approved dividends for 6 months of 2017

The extraordinary general meeting (EGM) of shareholders of PJSC «MMC Norilsk Nickel», the world’s largest producer of refined nickel and palladium, held on September 29, 2017, approved the interim dividend for the six months of 2017 in the amount of RUB 224.20 (approximately USD 3.79) per ordinary share. The approved total interim dividend payout for six months of 2017 will amount to RUB 35.5 billion (approximately USD 600 million). The shareholders have set the interim dividend record date ...
10 March 2017., 14:14   comment

“Orenburg radiator” increased its sales

“Orenburg radiator” (enterprise of automotive industry of UMMC) increased sales up to 834.16 mln.rub for the first half of 2017. This indicator is 20% higher comparing to similar period last year. Largest sales growth is in the segment of radiators and intercoolers (by 36.8%), as well as radiators for harvesters (by 10.6%). In the range of high demand goods you can find pilot products for agricultural partners. The enterprise launched radiators for tractors K-744P1 and K-744P3 (manufactured ...
29 September 2017., 15:05   comment

A new induction furnace is used for gold casting at the “Uralelektromed”.

In the refining department of Chemical Metallurgical plant of JSC “Uralelektromed” (UMMC metallurgical enterprise), a new high efficiency induction unit was launched. The equipment is designated for casting gold into bullions. Its cost totaled 2.8 mln.rub. According to the deputy of plant supervisor Roman Voinkov, the unit “Parallel IPT-25-10”, which was produced in Ufa, had been developed against the enterprise’s special order within the framework of replacing and modernization of run-down ...
29 September 2017., 15:03   comment

More mining equipment delivered to Bystrinsky GOK

By the end of 2017, Bystrinsky GOK will receive over 30 new units of modern mining and auxiliary equipment. Overall, the initiative will see around RUB 4 bn in funding from Nornickel. Bystrinsky GOK added four BELAZ mining trucks to its fleet, with another six to be delivered by the end of Q3 2017. In Q4 2017, the fleet will also receive eight Caterpillar mining trucks with a payload of 90 and 180 tonnes, three Liebherr mining excavators with a 22 cubic meter bucket, two Liebherr bulldozers, ...
22 September 2017., 16:26   comment

BMC prepares “Chara” to receive personel in 2018

Baikal Mining Company LLC and TK Motor LLC concluded a contract for completion of construction, installation and finishing works required to commission Administrative and Hotel Complex “Chara” located in Novaya Chara settlement in Kalar District of Zabaikalie region. The completion of the works under this contract is planned for the end of 2017. The works will be financed from the company’s own funds. In 2018 Udokan Copper Project will see a significant increase of specialists and workers at ...
09 August 2017., 11:59   comment

JSC "Uralelektromed" introduced the European standard labeling for copper sulfate

JSC "Uralelectromed" (enterprise of metallurgical complex of UMMC) has introduced a new labeling for copper sulphate, in order to supply it to the European market as a supplement for animal feed. The new labeling was adopted by the company in accordance with clauses and rules of (EC) Regulation 1831/2003 of the European Parliament and European Council. Besides the labeling, a product usage specification for the animal feed production in languages of countries of export has been developed. Copper ...
09 August 2017., 11:48   comment