North-Western Phosphorous Company

Developing the Oleniy Ruchey apatite-nepheline ore deposit in Murmansk region

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  • 41.6
    mt
    P₂O₅ (B+C1)
    reserves
  • up to 2
    mtpa
    of apatite concentrate
  • USD 1.1
    bn
    of apatite concentrate
  • USD 1.1
    bn
    total investments in the Project

In 2006, Acron Group member NWPC obtained licences to develop apatite-nepheline ore deposits at the Oleniy Ruchey and Partomchorr fields in Murmansk region. This project will complete Acron Group’s vertical integration by creating a potash raw material base for complex fertiliser production.

The Oleniy Ruchey mining and processing complex project encompasses an open pit and an underground mine. Exploration and engineering work was completed in 2010, and NWPC produced its first batch of apatite concentrate in 2012. By 2013, the Company met the Group’s entire demand for phosphate and launched shipments to third parties. The open-pit mine has capacity of 1.2 million tonnes of apatite concentrate per year. In autumn 2017, NWPC started ore extraction at the underground mine and plans to increase output to 2 million tonnes of apatite concentrate per year over the next few years.

Key Stages

2017–2023

  • Developing the underground mine and gradually increasing output to 2 million tonnes of apatite concentrate per year.

2012-2017

  • Developing the open pit and building the underground mine, increasing the mine capacity, building a railway line from the production site to Titan railway station. The underground mine began producing ore in autumn 2017, and later that year the railway line was commissioned.

2009–2012

  • Building mining and processing facilities, an open pit and infrastructure. Apatite concentrate production was launched in late 2012.

2006–2008

  • Preparing design documents for the Oleniy Ruchey mine and obtaining approval from the state expert review board.

Oleniy Ruchey Deposit Reserves Approved by State Reserves Committee (Rosnedra) (as of 31 December 2017)

Balance Reserves Ore, ‘000 t P₂O₅ Grade P₂O₅, ‘000 t
В+С1 254,301 16.38% 41,647
С₂ 130,226 14.94% 19,457
Total 384,527 15.89% 61,104
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Contacts

Kirovsk

26 Koashva Settlement
Kirovsk, Murmansk region 184227
Russia

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