Russia starts up new uranium deposits

25 October 2016

Russian uranium mining company JSC Dalur (part of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom’s uranium holding company Atomredmetzoloto – ARMZ) is to begin operating new deposits and Dalmatovsky Khokhlovskiy deposits in Kurgan region after drilling operations were completed at the 2-2 and 2-3 blocks 3. JSC Rusburmash (ARMZ’s drilling and exploration company) drilled 136 wells.

Block 2-2 will begin operating in October, and acidification of the unit is scheduled for December. Earlier this year work began at block 1-2 and block 2-1. In total in 2016 the Khokhlovskoye field is expected to produce more than 150t of uranium, and in 2017 more than 200tU.

Work meanwhile continues on opening two blocks at the Nizhneuksyanskoy deposits in the Dalmatovsky field. Dalur’s deputy director of production Nikolay Lutsenko said, "The plans for 2017 include opening one block at the western deposits in the Dalmatovsky field, four units at the central production site and one block at the Nizhneuksyanskoy deposits. Carrying out all the work on schedule will allow us to meet the production plan for 2017, to produce 580tU.” 

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