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Construction of the conveyor for ore transporting started at Udokan

  Construction of the conveyor for ore transporting started at Udokan
Udokan Copper has started the installation of belt conveyors with a total length of over 2.8 kilometers, from the coarse crushing building to the process plant, where ore is processed deeply.

The facility under construction is the most important part of the crushing and conveyor complex, where ore will be crushed and then transported for further grinding, flotation and hydrometallurgical processing.

The complex includes the coarse crushing building with a turning platform, three-sectioned overpass, the transfer unit, two belt-drive stations and ore conveyor galleries.

The conveyor motors are equipped with variable speed drivers, with the help of which the belt speed is adjusted. The conveyor equipment was manufactured by the Russian “NPO Akonit”, JSC.

Mr. German Mironov, General Director of Udokan Copper, noted: “Combined transport will be used at the Udokan deposit in a difficult climate and relief conditions: automobile and conveyor”.
According to him, the capacity of the crushing and conveyor complex will be more than 2 thousand tons per hour.

It is planned to complete the construction of the entire crushing and conveyor complex and carry out the so-called "cold" start, that is, the testing of the conveyor, by the end of 2021. Udokan MMP will become the first enterprise in Russia to use hydrometallurgy / electro winning technologies for copper ore processing.

12 March 2021