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FGC UES to Supply Electric Power to Copper Deposits in Khabarovsk Territory

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, February 15, 2019. Chair of the Board at Federal Grid Company United Energy Systems (FGC UES) Andrei Murov signed an agreement with Russian Copper Company’s ore-mining division at Russian Investment Forum (RIF 2019) this week. Under the terms of the contract, RCC’s gold/copper/porphyry Malmyzhsky Deposit should get connected to the Unified National Power Grid, FGC UES Western Siberia’s PR & Media Group reports.

The agreement also sets out the terms for the two parties to work together to ensure reliable power supply to Russian Copper Company’s existing facilities and to develop electric power facilities in the territories where RCC operates.

FGC UES has elaborated a possible power layout for Malmyzhsky Deposit in Khabarovsk Territory by now; the proposed power supply scheme requires a number of preliminary steps, such as investments in the local 220- and 500-kilowatt power infrastructure. The deposit’s reserves are estimated at 5,100,000,000 kg of copper and 278,000 kg of gold. The electric power facility required to provide for the deposit is estimated to have to be up to 250 megawatt strong.

Additionally, FGC UES completed connecting Russian Copper Company Group’s Mikheyevsky Ore Mining & Processing Plant to the power grid last year (maximum capacity available: 80 megawatts).

‘Connecting large mining enterprises to the power grid and ensuring power supply to these customers is a big part of the company’s activity. This is especially true of our operations in the Far East. Our projects produce a synergy effect for both the anchor users and the nearby territories,’ says Andrei Murov.
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