Nurmukhambet Abdibekov, Akim of Karaganda region visited the Nurkazgan underground mine and the Nurkazgan Concentrator, Kazakhmys Corporation LLC.
More than 1100 mine workers and concentrator specialists are occupied at those facilities. Designed capacity of the mine and the Concentrator for 2016 is 3.5 Mt of extracted and processed ore.
3.1 Mt of ore was extracted at the Nurkazgan underground mine for 9 months of 2015. 2.6 Mt of them were processed by the Nurkazgan Concentrator, 500 Kt were processed by the Balkhash Concentrator.
Nurmukhambet Abdibekov was accompanied by Anuar Akhmetzhanov, Deputy of Karaganda Region`s Akim, Nurken Kobzhanov, Akim of Bukhar-Zhirausski District, Tolegen Igembayev, Head of Industry and Innovative Development Board.
The delegation was introduced to operations of the Nurkazgan Complex facilities by Bakhtiyar Krykpyshev, General Director of Kazakhmys Corporation LLC, and by the Directors of two facilities – Altynbek Bisariyev and Murat Buribayev.
The guests were provided with special clothing and equipment in order to visit underground production and conveyer units, underground service station and warehouses.
After that, the delegation visited the Concentrator, where the guests were introduced to the unique mining and concentration equipment, facility`s working cycle, copper concentrate manufacturing process and automated systems appliance at the production site.
Vladimir Odintsov, Photo by the author.