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01/30/2019 | Oleniy Ruchey Mine Increases Production

In 2018, North-Western Phosphorous Company produced 1.2 million tonnes of apatite concentrate, up 4% from the previous year. Total apatite-nepheline ore extraction topped out at 4.5 million tonnes.

The Company started delivering apatite concentrate by rail directly from the Oleniy Ruchey mine to the Group’s Acron and Dorogobuzh facilities in 2018.

In 2019, the Oleniy Ruchey mine aims to increase production of apatite concentrate by expanding its raw materials base, expanding and upgrading the mining equipment park, and enhancing efficiency. The main factors contributing to growth are an increase in the beneficiation plant capacity and key process indicators, as well as measures taken to intensify production.

NWPC supplies Acron Group's chemical plants with all of their phosphate feedstock, enhancing the Group’s competitive advantage and financial performance.

Acron Group ranks among the top three phosphate producers in Europe.