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Nornickel announces completion of Talnakh Concentrator Modernization Project

Nornickel announces completion of Talnakh Concentrator Modernization Project

Nornickel announces completion of Talnakh Concentrator Modernization Project
The ultimate upgrade of Talnakh Concentrator Project is a key element of the downstream reconfiguration plan that is aimed at raising the working productivity and lessening the environmental impact of Nornickel’s manufacturing sites.

Nornickel is among the largest producer of palladium and nickel in the world and is amid the top producers of copper and platinum. This company is also producing various byproducts like sulfur, tellurium, selenium, ruthenium, iridium, gold, silver, rhodium and cobalt. 

Being a company of this stature calls for a lot of responsibility that has been shown by the stats of Nornickel. One of which is related to the completion of Talnakh Concentrator Modernization Project.

Achievements of Nornickel

History has been made when the Talnakh concentrator project belonging to Nornickel’s Polar Division achieved the project’s outline parameters and limit in accordance with the objectives set by modernization project. Aggregate throughput limit of the plant has been increased to more than 30% starting from 7.6 to 10.2 mtpa of mineral ore.

The metal misfortunes related to tailings have been diminished, and the target copper and nickel recuperation rates to the aggregate concentrates have been accomplished. Moreover, the targeted and intended quality of copper and nickel-pyrrhotite concentrates is also reached. After this exuberant achievement regarding expansion and upgrade in the capacity of Talnakh Concentrator, the proud Nornickel proceeds completely meeting it metal creation targets while using littler refining capacity.

Focus in Better Environment

The Talnakh Concentrator Project total capex surpassed USD 795 million notwithstanding higher working productivity and expanded throughput this upgraded and updated program is additionally gone for lessening the ecological impression or environmental footprint. There have been some issues regarding the disposal of sulfur in Russia’s Daldykan River last year. Many images of this river near the Siberian City of Norilsk showed the water turning to a shade of crimson, and some locals blamed it on the Nornickel’s plant situated nearby.

Despite these rumors, the management of Nornickel acknowledged this issue and announced that they would monitor this situation. After this incident, many steps have been taken to solve this problem, and it has been ensured that this issue will not rise again. Nornickel is working tirelessly for the betterment of the environment in the region and respects nature. Not only is this company working for better future of humanity but also aims to build a better world to live around.

About Talnakh Concentrator Project

The real modernization venture of Talnakh Concentrator propelled in 2014 was part into two phases. Furthermore, it included the development of key engineering infrastructure for another tailings pit. This extraordinary project which involved technical and reconstruction upgrade project was about the expansion of the central building, establishment of an extraordinary semi-autogenous pounding/grinding plant with a limit of 10.2 mtpa of mineral ore by Metso Minerals. Fine pounding factories and flotation machines. The latest tailing pit has a limit of roughly 6 mtpa that utilizes the closed water circuit. This advanced technology is another step in improving and enhancing the environmental impact.

Conclusion

The ultimate upgrade of Talnakh Concentrator Project is a key element of the downstream reconfiguration plan that is aimed at raising the working productivity and lessening the environmental impact of Nornickel’s manufacturing sites. This grand project reached the intended throughput capacity in March 2017, and design parameters are achieved in April. The upgrade and enhancement of Talnakh Concentrator’s operating performance is the company’s primary endeavor.  

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