Monday, June 18, 2018

Belarusians visit Sverdlovsk copper factory

A delegation from the Republic of Belarus visited a copper facility in the Sverdlovsk region this week to observe the company's unique technology related to industrial production.

The Polevskoy facility is a part of Uralgidromed OJSC, an affiliate of the Russian Copper Company. Uralgidromed is the only company in Russia that uses in-situ leaching to industrially produce its copper cathode, RusBusinessNews reports.

The delegation from Belarus observed the unique technological method before going to visit the Gumeshevsky deposit. The deposit was discovered more than 300 years ago in the Sverdlovsk region.

The copper mining complex in Polevskoy that uses in-situ leaching has operated in the area since 2005. Its production facilities were designed for the production of approximately 5,000 tons of copper cathode annually, according to RusBusinessNews.

The Russian Copper Company, which has its headquarters in the city of Yekaterinburg, produces many different kinds of products from mining ore and the secondary collection of raw materials. The company produces copper rods, copper cathodes, blister copper and copper concentrate. The company was founded in 2004 and is currently owned and chaired by Igor Altushkin, Business Week reports.