"United Mining and Chemical Company" | News | UMCC repairs the complex of the open pit mine No. 7 in Irshansk
UMCC repairs the complex of the open pit mine No. 7 in Irshansk
20.01.2020Once back in operation, the production facility will be able to produce the lion’s share of planned volume of the titanium raw materials at the subsidiary for 202
On January 16, the mining and production complex of the open pit mine No. 7 at Irshansk Mining and Processing Plant, a subsidiary of JSC UMCC, was put back into operation. The investment into the repair and upgrade reached UAH 34 million.
Prior to the beginning of the overhaul in 2019, the company used the allocated funds to purchase the required equipment, specifically three 110 KWatt Warman 10/12 pumps, a battery of Cavex hydrocyclones – 8 hydrocyclones, steel and polyethylene pipes for laying 4 km of pulp lines and two water pipelines. Also, two new sumps were installed and four were repaired at the facility. During the overhaul, 14 spiral separators were replaced, eight dehydration cones and sieves HIL-42 were repaired, pressure pipelines connecting all technological elements of processing were upgraded.
Andriy Storchak, Acting Director of IMPP, says the upgraded complex will process 850,000 cu m of titanium ore, which is 33.3% of the total volume planned by the subsidiary for 2020, and will produce nearly 86,300 t of ilmenite concentrate, which is 48% of the total output of the produce by the subsidiary. This production chain will thus become the lead of production of titanium ore and concentrates at IMPP in 2020.
Oleksandr Bovsun, Chief of the open pit mine No. 7 of IMPP, informed that on December 15, 2019, the complex of the open pit mine No. 7 was shut down, as the available titanium ore resource was exhausted. On January 16, 2020, the industrial process at the mining site was renewed.
“Investment support from UMCC’s management, hard work of all company subdivisions involved in this project, allocation of new sites for the development to IMPP by the state – all of these enabled us to carry out a technical reload of the complex of the open pit mine No. 7, which is now operating at its full capacity,” says Oleksandr Gladushko, Acting Chairman of the Board of JSC UMCC.