Russia: VEB.RF, Sberbank and Gazprombank to cover 70% of $3 billion in Udokan project

Russian state banks VEB.RF, Gazprombank, and Sberbank will provide financing to Baikal Mining Company belonging to billionaire Alisher Usmanov that would cover up to 70% of a $2.9-billion Udokan copper deposit, Baikal Mining Company said in a statement. The shareholders of Baikal Mining Company have already invested 28.5 billion rubles and they will cover at…

Russia: BMC proceeding with comprehensive environment impact assessment of Udokan Plant

These activities imply comprehensive assessment of compliance of construction and operation of Udokan Mining and Metallurgical Plant with the environmental requirements established by the government of the Russian Federation with the aim to prevent negative impact that planned operation of the deposit might generate on the environment, including, among other things, recommended preventive and mitigation…