Nornickel upgrades production equipment at Kola Division

In 2022, NornickelPublic Joint Stock Company "Mining and Metallurgical Company "Norilsk Nickel” and its subsidiariesGo to the glossary will invest ca. RUB 5 bln to purchase new machinery and equipment for the Kola Division (Kola MMCMining and Metallurgical CompanyGo to the glossary). In total, the Kola Division will receive around 2,000 units of various equipment.

In the first quarter of 2022, 14 filter presses are expected to be delivered and installed in the chemical and metallurgical shop, which will improve the efficiency of metal extraction.

New equipment for the Kola Division

The carbonyl nickel production department of the nickel electrowinning shop will be equipped with high-pressure receivers, smoke exhausters, tanks and hoppers worth RUB 370 mln.

To improve process reliability, the concentrator will be equipped with additional standby equipment worth RUB 400 million.

New equipment for the Kola Division

Gradual upgrade of equipment at the Severny mine continues. In 2022, we expect to deliver basic mining equipment worth RUB 566 mln.

A further RUB 250 mln will be spent to acquire 16 units of wheeled and specialised machinery required to upgrade and improve the production sites.

In 2022, Kola MMCKola Mining and Metallurgical CompanyGo to the glossary will increase its expenditure on environmental issues. The project to dispose of drums from fuel and lubricants has already been launched. Acquisition of a mobile laboratory for air monitoring is expected.

New equipment for the Kola Division

In addition, Nornickel has made a strategic decision to re-equip and expand the fleet of shunting locomotives at the Kola Division. A total of 15 diesel locomotives will be purchased by 2025 at a cost of RUB 1.17 bln.

Upgrading production facilities is one of Nornickel’s top priorities. Equipment upgrades increases productivity and improves the safety of operations.