Mining

Acron Group’s development strategy is based on obtaining wholly owned sources of phosphate and potash raw materials. The Group is prepared to make significant investments in ensuring its raw material security.

The Group’s Objectives
  • Reduce raw materials cost and dependence on monopolistic suppliers of raw materials for complex fertilisers.
  • Secure own phosphates and potash for the Group’s production facilities.
  • Expand complex fertiliser output and enter the phosphates and potash supply market.
Phosphate

The Oleniy Ruchey mine is an ambitious and unprecedented in Russia green-field project pursued by Acron’s subsidiary North-Western Phosphorous Company (NWPC) to develop apatite-nepheline ore deposits. In 2012, the Oleniy Ruchey mine started apatite concentrate shipments.

Potash

In 2008, Acron Group acquired a licence to develop the Talitsky area of the Verkhnekamsk potassium-magnesium salts deposit in Russia and permits to explore the potassium salts deposits of Prairie Evaporite in Canada. By doing so, the Company clearly demonstrated its intent to develop potash projects at two of the world’s largest potash deposits.

Talitsky mine is a strategic project to create an alternative potash raw material base in Russia, and is being implemented by Acron’s subsidiary Verkhnekamsk Potash Company (VPC).
 

North Atlantic Potash Inc. is a promising project to create new potash operations at the world’s largest deposit of potassium salts in Canada. Major global mining companies are conducting exploration work at the Prairie Evaporite deposit. Acron Group has established a joint venture with Rio Tinto to conduct an exploration survey of the most promising permits.