Stoilensky, part of NLMK Group, a global steel company, has began construction of a new stage (Stage 3) of its thickening unit, a hydrotechnical facility that dewaters the slurry*, and thickens the solids, before transporting them to dedicated tailing pits. The separated water is recycled and returned into the process.
Stoilensky, part of NLMK Group, has produced its fifteen-millionth tonne of pellets since the launch of its pelletizing plant.
The open-pit mine of Stoilensky, the second largest producer of iron ore concentrate in Russia, has launched a pilot project to implement a personnel positioning system. The system will improve the safety of open pit mining, as it will enable timely response to emergency situations through monitoring and analyzing the personnel's actions and equipment operation.
Stoilensky, the second largest producer of iron ore concentrate in Russia, has signed a development contract with the Finnish company Outotec to increase the pelletizing plant's installed capacity by a third - from 6 m t to 8 m t of pellets per year. Under the contract, Outotec experts will design, supply main equipment and automation systems, and provide consulting support during installation and commissioning of the equipment.
NLMK Group, a global steel company, has embarked on the construction of an additional beneficiation section at Stoilensky. Three new grinding lines (vertical mills) will enable the company to increase its concentrate output from 17.5 mtpa to 20 mtpa and to increase its ore processing capacity from 37 mt to 42 mt by 2020, thus increasing the production of iron ore raw materials for NLMK by 14%.