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Kola MMC upgrades the equipment in the production of copper and Nickel

25 February 2013
Kola MMC upgrades the equipment in the production of copper and Nickel

MMC «Kola» upgrades fleet of flotation machines in the refining

shop. The programme for replacement of old units FMR-10 yield

the place more modern technology — flotation «WEMCO». Due to this

modernization, management expects to significantly reduce

the production process that will bring «Kola» tangible benefits regarding the quality

separation of Converter matte at the same time reducing production costs

of the finished product. In addition, the new machine (due to the higher degree of extraction

useful elements) will allow the company to increase annual production volumes

19 tonnes of copper and 27 tons of Nickel.

All the management of «Kola» is planning to set up

the phase separation Feinstein 16 units of new equipment. While the current

the equipment in the process of upgrading the line will not stop:

machine «WEMCO» will be installed on unoccupied at the present time stations.

Currently, workers engaged in the replacement of equipment, concrete

space for installation of new equipment and gather at the designated for this purpose

area metal construction. The amount that the owners of the company invest

in the project, will exceed 130 million rubles.

Flotation machines «WEMCO» MMC «Kola»

faces not for the first time: in the area of separation Feinstein, the pilot samples of this

technicians working for almost 10 years. During this time, complaints of imported aggregates

the employees of the company appeared. On the contrary: there was a higher (than

domestic counterparts), the level of ergonomics control technology (with automatic

process control), a more economical consumption of energy and simplicity


JSC «Kola MMC» is a powerful production

complex for the extraction and processing of sulphide ores of Nickel and copper. The main assets

the company combines «Pechenga» (North-West of the Murmansk region) and «Severonikel»

(the Central part of the Kola Peninsula). At the company’s facilities

is made of electrolytic copper and Nickel, PNK (Nickel powder carbonyl),

the carbonyl fraction of metallic cobalt and cobalt concentrate and concentrates

precious metals and technical sulfuric acid.

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