Field Development Project

  • February


    The Kola Mine Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences provided an experimental beneficiation unit to perform trial tests with the beneficiation of apatite-nepheline ore extracted from the Oleniy Ruchey deposit. First trial lots of apatite and nepheline concentrates were received.
    Tests confirmed the possibility of producing high-quality apatite and nepheline concentrates using a closed water circulation system. This technology would provide sustainable water consumption and reduce the reagents required to obtain flotation concentrate.

  • March – April

    March – April

    A Murmansk prospecting expedition began exploration of underground water around the Oleniy Ruchey deposit to provide the mine with water, as well as to perform a detailed study of apatite-nepheline ores deposits to increase open pit mining output.

  • May – August

    May – August

    Development of the documentation for the Oleniy Ruchey mine was completed. The design documentation was handed over to Glavgosekspertiza of Russia for approval.
    NWPC requested that Lengiprotrans perform a feasibility study for investments for the External railway transport and External motor transport sections. 

  • September


    The construction project for the Oleniy Ruchey mine was approved by the State Technical Environmental Expert Review Board.
    On 30 September, a positive finding from Glavgosekspertiza of Russia was received. According to the finding, the project "meets all applicable requirements."