Metalloinvest presented comprehensive programs for the development of mining enterprises at the professional conference "Mining Industry in Russia and the CIS: Construction and Modernization", which was held in Kursk on March 24-25.
Within the framework of the conference, a technical visit to the Mikhailovsky GOK named after A.V. Varicheva (part of Metalloinvest), where the participants of the event got acquainted with the advanced production technologies implemented at the plant.
In his welcoming speech, Governor of the Kursk Region Roman Starovoit noted the importance of the joint work of the regional administration and Metalloinvest: “For the Kursk Region, the development of industry is now one of the most important priorities, therefore our partnership with Metalloinvest is key. The company makes a significant contribution to the development of the region. Every year, within the framework of an agreement on social and economic partnership, additional funds are allocated for the development of the infrastructure of social facilities in Zheleznogorsk, where Mikhailovsky GOK is based, and other settlements of the Kursk region. By 2024, the world's largest HBI plant will be built in the Kursk Region, which will operate in close technological cooperation with Metalloinvest. The volume of investments in the construction of the plant is estimated at over 40 billion rubles. About 400 highly qualified jobs will be created in Zheleznogorsk ”.
Speaking at the conference, Rinat Ismagilov, director of the mining division of Metalloinvest, stressed that Metalloinvest is constantly working to improve the quality of its products.
“Currently, Lebedinsky and Mikhailovsky GOKs produce a wide range of iron ore pellets with different quality depending on the requirements of consumers of iron ore products. As a result of the modernization of the roasting machines, MGOK increased the volume of pellets production, expanded their range and taking into account the individual needs of consumers, - commented Rinat Ismagilov. - The commissioned laboratory for determining the metallurgical properties of iron ore products will make production even more flexible to the requirements of the world market. A similar project has already been implemented at the Lebedinsky Combine. Due to the capabilities of the new laboratories, our capabilities for the development of new types of iron ore raw materials for ferrous metallurgy have been greatly expanded. Mikhailovsky GOK has mastered the production technology of DR-grade pellets, which will allow Metalloinvest to enter the world league of leaders in terms of the quality of iron ore raw materials, along with Vale and LKAB. "
On the second day of the conference, a technical visit of the event participants to the Mikhailovsky GOK took place. The delegation, which included the heads of the companies ALROSA, EVRAZ, Sever Minerals, Polyus, Kompozit and others, visited the open pit of the combine, the processing plant and the pelletizing plant.
“It is a great honor for us to acquaint the participants of the conference with the production achievements of Mikhailovsky GOK and to present our experience in the implementation of advanced technologies, - said the managing director of Mikhailovsky GOK im. A.V. Varicheva Anton Zakharov. - In the implementation of development projects, we focus on the needs of consumers of the plant's products, strive to strengthen partnerships and are always open for cooperation with colleagues from mining and metallurgical enterprises and related organizations.
The conference was organized by Vostok Capital in partnership with Metalloinvest and with the support of the Kursk Region Administration. The event was dedicated to the exchange of experience of key companies in the mining industry, discussion of the largest investment projects for the construction and modernization of mining and processing plants, the development of new deposits, as well as opportunities to improve the efficiency of existing mining enterprises. The conference was attended by heads of key mining enterprises in Russia and the CIS, investors, initiators of investment projects, technical directors, representatives of the government and regulatory bodies, leading technology companies in the industry.