Nornickel cleaned almost 1 million square meters of land in the Norilsk industrial area over the course of the short Arctic spring and summer. For the big clean-up, the company bought 121 vehicles, of which 110 have already been delivered to Norilsk. Investments in the special equipment exceeded RUB 3.4 bn.
The work involved 27 contractors and Nornickel’s Polar Division Landscaping Department. The division employs 756 people. Throughout the spring and summer, the participants of the “Clean Norilsk” project cleaned the territories littered with production waste, old machinery, construction debris, etc.
In particular, the company has cleaned a large area of land adjacent to Elementary Sulphur Production Shop No.1, Oxygen Station, Pumping Station 18A, and the area of the former motor transport enterprise of the Nadezhda Smelter. Debris was removed from the inter-pipe corridors of the main networks, from the production areas of heat and power plants No. 1 and No. 3 and some areas of the Company’s mines in Talnakh. Eighty seven dilapidated buildings were dismantled.
The effort resulted in 247,000 tonnes of construction waste and 37,000 tonnes of scrap metal collected and removed. In addition, the company uses its own resources to decontaminate the areas cleared of waste.
Taking into account the short Arctic summer in Norilsk, the “Clean Norilsk” programme was a success and can boast of good results. The work will be continued during the winter. The main effort will be focused on demolition of obsolete buildings and structures in the Kayerkan area, Nadezhda construction base and on the territories of Nornickel’s power unit NTEK.