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Director Day took place at PJSC PIMCU
“Our primary goals for 2017 and future years are to retain breakeven work level by means of the efficient cost management and keep PIMCU’s key position in strategic raw materials mining in Russia.” – noted Direct General of the Mining Division of the State Atomic Energy Corporation ‘Rosatom’ Vladimir Verhovtsev speaking at the traditional Director Day in Krasnokamensk.
The State Atomic Energy Corporation ‘Rosatom’ is actively investing in the development of Priargunsky Industrial Mining and Chemical Union (PJSC PIMCU) to ensure sustainable development of the biggest uranium mining enterprise of the country. Vladimir Verhovtsev said that machinery park, uranium production and coal strip mine modernization for a total amount of around 2.3 RUB bn. was conducted in the first half year of 2017. Construction of Mine No. 6 (development of Argunsky and Jerlovoy deposits) bridging of which into service is planned for 2022 is the project of importance for the State Corporation ‘Rosatom’. At present The State Corporation ‘Rosatom’ has come to decision to start contracting for process equipment with long lead time.
Director General of the Mining Division of the State Corporation ‘Rosatom’ concentrated on industrial safety. “Reducing workplace injuries from 2012 to 2017 of 68.4% is a good result. But our aim is complete elimination of occupational accidents and diseases”. – said Vladimir Verhovtsev.
In conclusion of his speech Vladimir Verhovtsev presented memorial plate of Best Enterprise of the State Corporation ‘Rosatom’ Mining Division to PJSC PIMCU. The Union earned this award on the basis of its performance in 2016.
Director General of PJSC PIMCU Sergey Shurygin noted that strong positive dynamic upon the basic indicators has been observed in 2017. In particular financial result has been improved by 27%, coal extraction volume has increased by 19% in comparison with January-May 2016. “Implementation of operational efficiency program, loss management system, implementation of the projects of the Rosatom Production systems help us to improve the financial indicators. This kind of work has become systemic, clear and usual this year, leaders – qualified, active and competent employees who want and are able to reveal losses, develop and implement improvements emerged at all the levels. In other words initiative comes from below, reduction of production costs, first of all, is achieved by reducing lead time, improving quality of domestic product and implementation of innovation proposals. If in 2016 our innovators submitted 218 proposals for improvement, then from March to Mai 2017 they submitted 199 of them, of which 97 have already been implemented and show cost advantages. “– said Sergey Shurygin.
Among the most efficient activities implemented under suggestions of the working groups Director General of PJSC PIMCU marked out replacement of cartridges on sorption units at Hydrometallurgical Plant, installation of gathering main for concentrate in the Central Research Laboratory, application of new fastening methods in unstable grounds by the Shaft-Sinking Division, regulation of coal unloading procedure at the open-pit mine Urtuyskiy and others.
Director General of PJSC PIMCU emphasized: “Confidence of the employees in the fact that their efforts will be noted, marked and awarded gives 100% result. According the results of 2016 57 people were awarded for suggestions with economic benefit for a total amount of 2.265.000 rubles.
Sergey Shurygin elaborated on the PIMCU security service work on reveal of theft cases at production site. In 2017 15 employees of the Union who caused financial damage to PIMCU for a total amount of 1.5 RUB bn. were persecuted. Including two organized groups participants of one of which were stealing industrial gas and of the second – cement. Four employees have already been convicted. “Luckily this is an exception from the rule of our team of many thousands, but everyone shall be aware that all the cases of wrongdoing will be revealed and guilty persons will be punished.” – underlined Sergey Shurygin.
Best employees of PIMCU were granted title of honor “Person of the year of PIMCU “ for professional achievements, merited awards were handed over at the event.
At the end of the Director Day the directors of PIMCU and ARMZ Uranium Holding answered the questions of the attendees.