Nornickel’s Kola Division Upgrades Electrowinning Plant
Nornickel’s Kola Division is installing new electrolysis baths at the electrowinning plant. The company will install a total of 60 new baths, which have been purchased for RUB 135 million. The new baths will replace the old ones that were installed back in 2006-2007. The old tanks have reached the end of their service life. Replacing the equipment will minimise production losses and reduce costs.
The new baths are made of polymer concrete. They have a large internal volume and are extremely durable. Of the planned 60 baths, 25 have already been replaced. The work is expected to be fully completed by October 2021. Next year, another 90 baths in the nickel electrowinning plant will be replaced.