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Alexander Osipov and Yury Ryabov discuss the start of Udokan Mining and Metallurgical Plant construction
Alexander Osipov and Yury Ryabov discuss the start of Udokan Mining and Metallurgical Plant construction

On December 19 Head of Zabaikalye Region Alexander Osipov held a working meeting with General Director of Baikal Mining Company Yury Ryabov. The head of the company executing Udokan MMP construction and operation project in the Region informed about the progress of project implementation and provision of the Plant`s facilities with transport and power infrastructure.

Zabaikalye University and Mining College partnering up with Baikal Mining Company
Zabaikalye University and Mining College partnering up with Baikal Mining Company

Baikal Mining Company entered into a cooperation agreement with Zabaikalye State University and Zabaikalye Mining College named after M.I.Agoshkov.

Chita Boiling Point to become the manpower training platform for Udokan MMP
Chita Boiling Point to become the manpower training platform for Udokan MMP

General Director of Baikal Mining Company Yury Ryabov said in his speech on December 19, 2018 during the opening of Chita Boiling Point teamwork environment.

Positive state expert review secured for Udokan Mining and Metallurgical Plant
Positive state expert review secured for Udokan Mining and Metallurgical Plant

On December 12, 2018 a positive state expert review was awarded by Federal Autonomous Institution “Glavgosexpertiza of Russia” to the Design Documentation and results of engineering surveys for Udokan Mining and Metallurgical Plant Stage 1 with the capacity of 12 mtpa of ore.

Baikal Mining Company starts construction of the road to Udokan MMP
Baikal Mining Company starts construction of the road to Udokan MMP

Baikal Mining Company and Dalstroymekhanizatsia OJSC signed a contract for the full package of construction works to build one of the key infrastructure facilities of Udokan Mining and Metallurgical Plant — access road from Novaya Chara railway station to the plant site.

Environmental approval granted to Udokan Mining and Metallurgical Plant
Environmental approval granted to Udokan Mining and Metallurgical Plant

According to the Order of the Directorate of Rosprirodnadzor (Federal Service for the Supervision of Use of Natural Resources) for Zabaikalye Region,  the state environmental expert committee of the federal level approved design documentation for Udokan Mining and Metallurgical Plant Stage 1 with the capacity of 12 mtpa of ore.

Udokan Technical Project approved
Udokan Technical Project approved

Central Committee for Solid Mineral Deposits Development of Rosnedra has approved “Udokan Copper Project Development. Udokan MMP Mining Complex” Technical Project presented by Baikal Mining Company. 

Reuters: Russian giant copper project aims to raise $1.25 bln in 2018
Reuters: Russian giant copper project aims to raise $1.25 bln in 2018

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Baikal Mining Company, operator of Russia’s biggest untapped copper deposit Udokan, plans to raise $1.25 billion (951.76 million pounds) in project financing from a Russian bank by the start of 2019, its chairman, Valery Kazikayev told Reuters. 

BMC expanding cooperation with Zabaikalye Region
BMC expanding cooperation with Zabaikalye Region

Governor of Zabaikalye Region Natalya Zhdanova, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Baikal Mining Company Valery Kazikaev and President of Zabaikalye regional public organization Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North Inna Ferko signed a cooperation agreement.  Natalya Zhdanova and Valery Kazikaev also signed a separate agreement for cooperation in environmental protection.