22 Oct 2021
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Kazakhmys Group intends to increase the mineral resource base, introduce automation of production, increase the potential of personnel and the population in the regions of its presence. This was announced at the 11th International Mining and Metallurgical Congress "Astana Mining & Metallurgy" by Deputy Chairman of the Board of Kazakhmys Corporation LLP Andrey Gaydin, reports Inbusuness.kz.
In the context of the covid pandemic, the Corporation pays special attention to the preservation of personnel and the state of health of employees.
To date, the company intends to create a hotline where employees in case of coronavirus infection will be able to file complaints about their well-being and receive consultations and treatment.
Nikolay Radostovets, Executive Director of the Republican Association of Mining and Metallurgical Enterprises, noted the high level of social responsibility practiced in the company.
Despite the economic downturn provoked by the unfavorable epidemiological situation, copper remains in demand on world markets. In general, the mining and metallurgical complex of Kazakhstan has the potential to increase the production and processing of metals, as well as exports, the speaker noted.
Earlier, the head of state Kassym-Jomart Tokayev in his message noted the low geological study in Kazakhstan. In this direction, in his opinion, it is necessary to improve mineral detection technologies and increase investments in this industry.
Kazakhmys Corporation LLP has identified three main development vectors:
- investments in geological exploration;
- introduction of information technologies at enterprises;
- development of personnel.
As for the search for new deposits, the company is strengthening geological exploration work. Today, the basis of the mineral resource base consists of deposits at the Karaganda, Balkhash and Zhezkazgan industrial sites. At the beginning of the year, the reserves of commodity ore of Kazakhmys Corporation amount to 975 million tons, or about 8 million tons of copper.
The company's priority projects for the near future are related to the expansion of production. So, it is expected to put into operation new mines – Zhaysan and Hajikongan. This will increase the volume of production by more than 1.5 times. Also, the construction of the Zhylandinsky mine with a production volume of about 8 million tons is currently underway.
A special place is given to the comprehensive study of the Dzhezkazgan ore district. According to experts, its potential is very high. Preliminary studies give grounds to talk about the replenishment of mineral resources at the expense of about 60 million tons of ore.
Reference: Kazakhmys is the largest copper producer in Kazakhstan, an international company for the extraction and processing of natural resources. The company conducts prospecting, exploration, extraction, enrichment, processing and export of copper and other minerals. It also produces gold and silver bullion, sulfuric acid, selenium and copper telluride, lead dust.