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Norilsk resumes production at Taimyrsky

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PJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel, one of the world's largest producer of palladium and high-grade nickel, as well as a major producer of platinum and copper, began the gradual restoration of ore mining at the Taimyrsky mine on 1 June 2021 and plans to in the near future to ensure the operation of the enterprise in a regular mode.

At present, the mine has reached a production volume of 5000 tpd, which is about 40% of the planned indicators.

“The water from the horizons of the Taimyrsky mine has been completely pumped out. Today, the first challenge is to reinforce the underground workings to ensure the safety of our employees. As these activities are carried out, the volume of production will gradually increase. The launch of the mine to its design capacity of 12 100 tpd is scheduled for the end of June 2021," commented Nikolai Utkin, Senior Vice President of Norilsk Nickel, Head of the Norilsk Division.

In accordance with the previously announced plans, the final stage of restoration work at the Taimyrsky mine (4.3 million tpy of ore) is planned to be fully completed by the end of June.

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