October 14, 2021 – In the first six months of this year, 474 units of new machinery and equipment needed to maintain and develop production were delivered to ALROSA Group’s main industrial sites (open pits, underground mines and processing plants) as part of the technical upgrade programme.
Mirny, Udachny, Nyurba, and Aikhal mining and processing divisions, Severalmaz and Almazy Anabara received a total of 474 units of new machinery and equipment. These include X-ray luminescent, magnetic and foam separators, skips, drilling rigs, mining equipment, excavators, bulldozers and more. Most supplies – 129 units, including 4 X-ray luminescent separators – went to Udachny Division.
The procurement of new equipment will help the Company replace worn out equipment, boost mining operations at the Jubilee and Zarnitsa open pits and the Verkhne-Munskoye deposit, modernise processes at its refining facilities and deliver automation and digitalisation projects.
ALROSA Group’s capital expenditure in 2021 is expected at RUB 21 billion, up by RUB 4 billion year-on-year and up by RUB 1 billion from 2019.