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Verkhnekamsk Potash Company Completes Skip Shaft Sinking

Verkhnekamsk Potash Company (VPC, a part of Acron Group) completed the skip shaft sinking at the Talitsky mine construction site on 27 November 2020.

The Talitsky mine shafts were constructed by contractor FSUE Construction Department No. 30. Upon completion of the skip shaft sinking, a depth of 413.9 meters was reached and over 56,000 cubic meters of rock were raised to surface. When cage shaft sinking was completed earlier in April 2020, a depth of 363.1 meters was reached and 54.500 cubic meters of rock were raised to surface.

Maxim Shlyapnikov, head of the VPC Department of Underground Facility Technical Supervision, described the project’s status: “To date, the shaft has been secured at the aquifer section, and water barriers have been built. We also completed consolidation of the rock mass, and construction of a grout curtain is underway. In 2021, we plan to reinforce the mine shafts which will complete the project”.

Acron Group is developing this potash deposit in the Perm Krai through VPC in Berezniki as part of its investment program, with the goal of launching a new mining and processing facility with capacity to produce 2 million tonnes of potassium chloride per year.