Guide UMMC is ready to work on the development of Elan and Elkinskogo nickel deposits, taking into account environmental requirements. This was stated by head of the mountain production company UMMC-Holding Gregory Nikolayevich Ore at a news conference, held last week in Voronezh.
In addition to his comments about the intentions of UMMC to cooperate with the monitoring group to control the progress of work on the nickel ore occurrences in Novokhopersk district of Voronezh region, Mr. Ore told the media in detail about the timing of the company's plans. According to him, the first thing that will make UMMC — to make sure that significant amounts of nickel ores at the deposit actually exist. This will be carried out exploration and evaluation of the real stock of raw materials, which will end at approximately 2014 — 2015 year. And only if the presence of nickel (sufficient for profitable production volume) in the field will be confirmed, will begin construction of facilities for its extraction and enrichment. If a timing of these works add the time needed to produce the corresponding design-budget documentation and the time for approval of the project in the instances — before the 2022 mine nickel in the area Novokhopersk UMMC will not. At the same time representative of the Ural company said that the environmental monitoring program at the site of the future production management UMMC is ready to start as early as August of this year.