Talnakh, Norilsk Industrial District.
The purpose of the project is to ramp up output of processed rich and cuprous ores from 7.7 mtpa to 10.2 mtpa and boost concentration efficiency (after Stage 2 is launched).
of 10.2 mtpa (after Stage 2 is launched)
Increased nickel content in nickel concentrates
from 8.6% to 13.5%
Reduced shop area costs due
to a 12% decrease in sulphide mass in the concentrate received (starting 2016)
Increased sulphur disposal to tailings
of over RUB 15 bn (USD 257 m)
of с. RUB 14 bn
The main phase of a major Talnakh Concentrator reconstruction project was launched in April 2014, marking completion of the preparatory work and start of the core process equipment assembly. Stage 1 was commissioned in January 2015.
Talnakh Concentrator’s Stage 2 will see expansion of the main building, reconstruction of the reagent preparation building, and construction of several new facilities. This will be equivalent to constructing a new concentrator capable of processing all ores from the Talnakhskoye Field.
- Stage 1: put into operation in Q1 2015
- First stage of the tailings pit: progress — 40%
of Stage 1 (maintaining
the existing capacities) Q1 2015 Launch of processing
capacities at Stage 2
Q2 2016 Commissioning
of Talnakh Concentrator’s
new tailings pit Q4 2016 Full-scale commissioning
of Stage 2