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JSC The First Ore Mining Company Presented Unique Process Engineering Solutions for Arctic Mining Projects
As part of the 7th International Forum Arctic Projects: Today and Tomorrow, held October 17-18 in Arkhangelsk, The First Ore Mining Company, JSC (subsidiary of ARMZ Uranium Holding Co./Mining Division of ROSATOM State Atomic Energy Corporation) presented unique process engineering solutions for mining projects in the Arctic.
As part of the Key Mining Projects in the Arctic session, Igor Semenov, Executive Director, The First Ore Mining Company, reported on the implementation status of Pavlovskoye project for the commercial production of silver-containing lead-zinc ores at Novaya Zemlya. Particularly, he spoke about promising innovative solutions that have no counterparts in the world and aimed at improving economic efficiency and environmental safety: «The specific features of mining projects in the Arctic are determined by harsh weather conditions and short navigation season. We found an effective problem solution: the thickening plant assembly on the mainland, its installation on a floating platform and subsequent towing to Novaya Zemlya. Moving away from work on permafrost soils and compact solutions within the offshore platform allow significant reduction of project costs». The Governor of the Arkhangelsk region, Igor Orlov, expressed confidence that such work should lead to powerful industrial breakthroughs in the future. «The mineral mining and thickening technology in the difficult conditions of Novaya Zemlya has become the subject of very in-depth research,» he emphasized.
For reference: The International Forum Arctic Projects: Today and Tomorrow was held in the capital of Pomorye on October 17-18. The forum was organized by the government of Arkhangelsk region, the Northern (Arctic) Federal University and the Association of Oil and Gas Suppliers SOZVEZDYE. Over 300 representatives of leading Russian and foreign companies addressed the issues of economic development in the northern regions in the context of the oil and gas and infrastructure project implementation in the Arctic, as well as the Northern Sea Route shipping development.