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Vladimir Verkhovtsev Monitored Investment and Social Welfare Projects during Working Visit to Krasnokamensk
The primary project implemented by Priargunsky Industrial Mining and Chemical Union, PJSC (E.P. Slavsky PIMCU, PJSC, a part of ARMZ Uranium Holding Co. management perimeter) is the development of the Argunskoye and Zherlovoye uranium deposits (the construction of Mine No. 6). At the construction site of the mine water treatment plants at Mine No. 6 (MWTP), ARMZ Director General held a meeting with directors of the contracted companies. Vladimir Verkhovtsev paid a particular attention to the fact that they should strictly comply with the OHS regulations for whatever operations they might perform. He also noted that the construction period would be significantly shortened since the contractors shifted to the standards of the Rosatom Production System (RPS).
The RPS projects are implemented both at the MWTP site and in the preparatory work to erect the tipple complex at 19RESh prospecting and production shaft.
PIMCU and the contractors are implementing the RPS engineering standards with the assistance of VNIPIpromtechnologii, JSC (ARMZ Uranium Holding Co. Engineering Centre).
«PIMCU is a part of Russia’s backbone and the city’s paramount enterprise. The mineral resources expansion and lower costs of its end products are the most important preconditions for the stable operation of the enterprise and prosperity of Krasnokamensk in the future and these tasks will be addressed by commissioning the new mine. We must therefore move forward ahead of the schedule,» said Vladimir Verkhovtsev.
At the site of PIMCU independent paramilitary mountain rescue team, its commander Igor Mudrak reported that they had completed the program for re-equipping the emergency response group: «We have replaced the specialized equipment and bought up-to-date respirator masks, hydraulic and pneumatic equipment, vacuum mattresses, and many other things. The team is ready to undertake tasks at any of PIMCU facilities.»
Much attention is paid by ARMZ Uranium Holding Co. to the growth of the priority development area (PDA) of Krasnokamensk. During his visit, Vladimir Verkhovtsev held a meeting to address the progress in the implementation of the investment projects. Mayor Yuri Didenko reported that they had currently registered six PDA residents, with three promising projects pending registration. The planned investment amounts to more than RUB 13 billion, while the city is expected to create 1,615 jobs. The participants of the meeting reviewed in details a project intended to build a plant for the processing of municipal solid waste (MSW) and the production of synthetic liquid fuels and visited Krasnokamensk-based cutting edge healthcare centre Azbuka Zdorovya (‘Health ABC’).
The final point of the working visit was the ceremony of donating one hundred protective one-piece suits, which had been bought at the expense of employees at ARMZ, JSC and PIMCU, PJSC, to the medical professionals at Regional Hospital No. 4. Vladimir Verkhovtsev thanked the doctors of Krasnokamensk and all healthcare staff of the hospital for their hard work.