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Nornickel restores full mining capacity at Oktyabrsky mine

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Global Mining Review,

Nornickel has announced that it has restored full ore mining capacity at its Oktyabrsky underground mine.

The Oktyabrsky mine’s daily mined volume, at full capacity, is 14 100 t.

The Taimyrsky underground mine, which has also been temporarily suspended due to the flooding, is on track to resume operations. Completion of water pumping and production restart are scheduled for early June.

“Water pumping from the horizons of the Oktyabrsky mine has been completed. Ore extraction and operation of its two shafts has been restored and the mine is now operating at its design capacity. Pumping out of water from the Taimyrsky mine as well as fixing mine workings back to a safe condition are progressing on track with the earlier announced recovery schedule. By [1 June], we are planning to gradually restart ore mining operations at Taimyrsky”, said Nikolay Utkin, Senior Vice President and Head of the Norilsk Division.

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