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The First Ore Mining Company and Lomonosov Northern Arctic Federal University Signed Agreement
The company will transfer RUB 1 million for the creation of a computer classroom bearing a tablet with the company’s name.
The agreement between The First Ore Mining Company (FOMC) and the Lomonosov Northern (Arctic) Federal University (NAFU) was signed at the Arctic. Made in Russia forum. The agreement was executed by Managing Director Igor Semenov on the part of The First Ore Mining Company and by President Elena Kudryashova on the NAFU’s part. In the framework of the agreement, they plan to create a computer classroom bearing a tablet with the FOMC name at the NAFU’s High School of Energy, Oil and Gas. The classroom will be a Mining and Quarrying Computer Design Lab and will be used for teaching students in Mining, Applied Geology, Oil & Gas, and also for doing applied research projects. The project will cost FOMC RUB 1 million. «We are interested in the growth of human capacity in the region», said Igor Semenov. «In the near future, we are going to start the construction of the Pavlovsky Mining and Processing Plant, a large technically complex industrial facility based on the Novaya Zemlya. The availability of high-level specialists is a sine qua non for us. Today, we are investing not merely in the University, but we are also putting money into the successful development of mining projects in the Arctic.»
According to Pavel Maryandyshev, Director of the High School, the Lab is crucial for the educational and scientific processes to design quarries and equipment. «The list of industrial and scientific problems in this area to be solved with the use of state-of-the-art software is constantly expanding. We are going to install special software in the Lab, such as Micromine, as the pivotal software used for 3D open pit design, workflow planning and control, Surpac, software for geology and mine planning in quarries and underground mines and for support to exploration projects, as well as ancillary software, including AutoCad, Compass, and MatLab,» said Pavel Maryandyshev.
During his sojourn, Igor Semenov visited the Arktika Center for Collective Use of Scientific Equipment, the NAFU Museum of Geology named after Nikolay Laverov, and the laboratories at the Innovation Technology Center for Arctic Oil & Gas Lab Studies.
The relationships between NAFU and FOMC will enhance the relevance and competitiveness of the University’s educational and scientific activities and improve the research and production capabilities of the company.