Cutting-Edge Dispatch To Go in Operation at Skalistaya Shaft

The outfitting of the dispatch station is carried out in accordance with the comprehensive construction plan at Skalistaya Shaft of Komsomolsky MineA mining location for the extraction of ores.Go to the glossary in the Polar Division of MMCMining and Metallurgical CompanyPublic Joint Stock Company "Mining and Metallurgical Company "Norilsk Nickel"Go to the glossaryGo to the glossary Norilsk Nickel. The new shaft dispatch will boast the most advanced multimedia control, communications and surveillance devices.

The project will ensure compliance of newly launched project stages with the most stringent safety regulations. Oversight over staff will markedly improve, remote control of equipment in the shaft and online monitoring of its condition will become available. Speedy operation of facilities and equipment from the dispatch will be possible without resorting to any help from staff.

The dispatch — is a high-tech control center, which collects and processes information on condition of facilities in the shaft, which is outfitted with various types of communications. To make the dispatch, management and control systems over 35 km of different types of cables was installed as well as 1200 tranceivers. There aren’t any comparable dispatch points in Norilsk with only about 10 peers in Russia.

Construction at the facility began early this year. On-line testing will begin in Q1 2016. Line staff is currently going through training to learn to operate the dispatch.

Cosntruction of Skalistaya Shaft of Komsomolsky Mine is one of the largest investment project in Norilsk Nickel’s portfolio. Construction of ventilation shaft No 10 as well skip-cage shaft No1 is in progress. Both exceed the depth of two thousand meters and will be the deepest shafts in Eurasia.

On-site at Skalistaya Shaft the entire infrastructure to support mining is in place. In 2015 within the framework of the construction, surface project stage No 2 was completed, VS-9 and VZS-1 shafts went into operation as well as: turbocompressor station, closed and open-air warehouses, administrative facilities and fire engine depot with equipment procured by the Polar Division worth RUB 12.5 million.