#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. On June 30, 1981, the State Commission signed an act on the acceptance into operation of the TCP first stage. A decade passed from the first peg in the foundation of future workshops to the largest enrichment plant.
The first launch complex of the factory was accepted with a good rating. The second stage was put into operation in 1986.
The factory consists of three workshops – crushing, grinding and flotation, and a workshop for hydraulic structures and hydrotransport.
The enterprise processes rich copper-nickel ores from the Octyabrsky, Taimyrsky, and Skalisty mines.
Today the factory is experiencing a rebirth. In April 2014, a large-scale reconstruction of the concentrating plant began, which was carried out without stopping the existing production. This is one of Nornickel’s largest investment projects, implemented under the terms of the company’s development strategy adopted in 2013.
As part of this project, the equipment fleet was updated, a tailing dump was built, and a fundamentally new beneficiation technology was introduced, while simultaneously increasing the plant’s productivity to 10.4 million tons of ore per year. In 2018, the company decided to increase the TCP capacity from the current 10.2 million to 18 million tons per year.
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Text: Svetlana Samohina, Photo: Nornickel Polar Division archive