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Acron Group founded the joint-stock company North-Western Phosphorous Company (NWPC) in 2005 to create a new phosphate raw material base in Murmansk region. The Group’s investment programme is focused on developing a phosphate deposit to supply its downstream facilities with raw materials required for phosphorous-containing fertilisers.

In October 2006, NWPC won a tender held by the Russian Federal Subsoil Resources Management Agency and, in November of the same year, obtained a licence to develop the Oleniy Ruchey and Partomchorr apatite-nepheline ore deposits. 
In 2007-2008, Giproruda Engineering Institute (St. Petersburg) completed the design for a mine at the Oleniy Ruchey apatite-nepheline ore deposit, and the design was approved by Glavgosekspertiza of Russia in September 2008.

NWPC started construction of the mine infrastructure in late 2008. In 2012, NWPC completed Phase I of the mine construction, performed commissioning and start-up at the beneficiation plant and produced the first tonnes of apatite concentrate.

Since June 2013, NWPC has provided Acron Group's Russian facilities with phosphate raw materials and shipped apatite concentrate to third-party consumers.