Glavgosexpertiza (Russia’s Main Department of State Expertise) experts have considered and approved the design documentation and engineering survey findings under the project on construction of a port on the Yuzhniy Island of the Novaya Zemlya Archipelago (Arkhangelsk region) as infrastructure of Pavlovskoye Lead and Zinc Deposit.
Pavlovskoye Lead and Zinc Deposit discovered in late 1990s is one of Russia’s five largest deposits of ore, zinc, lead and silver.
The “Pavlovskoye” investment project is being implemented under the tripartite agreement signed in April at the International Arctic Forum between Arkhangelsk region government, and two Rosatom companies, First Mining Company JSC and Atomredmetzoloto JSC. According to the project, the parties plan to build a mining enterprise with a capacity of up to 3.5 million tons of ore per year. A lead and zinc concentrate production facility on Novaya Zemlya archipelago is supposed to manufacture 220,000 tons of zinc concentrate and 47,000 tons of lead concentrate.
The project foresees the construction of port infrastructure for shipment of the “”Pavlovskoye” mining/processing facility’s products with annual capacity of 0.5 million tons. (PortNews/Ukrainian metal)