Neryungri is expecting the Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of the Russian Federation to the Far Eastern Federal District Yuri Trutnev.
On Tuesday, February 2, he will visit Kolmar's production facilities, hold a meeting on ‘South Yakutia’ Socio-Economic Development Zone and the free port of Vanino, and will inspect the construction of the airport in Neryungri. In an exclusive interview with the Yakutia newspaper, CEO of Kolmar, Sergei Tsivilev, disclosed the plans of the company, touching upon the key results of 2017.
In early 2018, the ‘South Yakutia’ Advanced Development Zone was expanded on the initiative of the Kolmar Company. The new territories will house a repair and mechanical plant and a service center of the world's largest machinery manufacturers. This will bring the region another 400 million rubles in investment and 80 new jobs.
In total, the Company has already invested about 25 billion rubles in Yakutia production, created almost three thousand jobs at two ore mining and processing enterprises and, as we see, does not intend to stop there.
At the end of 2017, Plenipotentiary of the President of the Russian Federation to the Far East Federal District, Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Trutnev awarded Kolmar in the nomination Strategic Development as the best investor in the macroregion. The Company was recognized as one of the most successful in the Far East.
World Leadership As Target
The most serious achievements of 2017 include the construction of an enrichment plant at the Denisovsky mine. According to the project, the construction should be completed at the end of the first quarter of 2018, but the management of Kolmar counts on the completion of construction in February this year, which in itself is unique. This full cycle plant is designed to produce 6 million tons of super-hard coals.
"For example, in China, such a plant can be built in 12 months, at least, and we build within 10 months, moreover, in the conditions of Yakutia, and the first three months were spent on transportation of equipment!" says Sergey Tsivilev.
December 15, 2017, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev launched the construction of the Inaglinskaya-2 concentrator with a capacity of 12 million tons of enriched coal per year and three mines with a total capacity of 12 million tons.
When Inaglinskaya-2 works at full capacity, Russia will become the world leader in the export of premium coking coals. The amount of investment in the project is 62.5 billion rubles. By the processing capacity and equipment, the plant has no analogues.
Large-scale construction and modernization of production did not prevent Kolmar from showing excellent results for the year: about 4.5 million tons of coal were mined, which is 25% more than in 2016. The reserves also grew by 100 million tons: the Company won a tender for the development of a deposit adjacent to the Inaglinsky mine.
An agreement was signed with the leasing company Trans-Fin M, according to which the parties agreed on a strategic partnership in the supply of equipment for open-cast mining, as well as mining and construction equipment of Russian and foreign manufacturers.
“Our goal is to become No. 1 on premium coking coals among independent coal companies. We want to achieve very high rates in the extraction, enrichment and sale of our coals," the head of Kolmar shares his plans.
By 2021 the volume of extraction and processing at all enterprises of the Company should reach 20 million tons of coal. Already in 2019, the export volume will be 12 million tons. Thank to this Kolmar will be among the five largest coal companies in Russia.
Kolmar is one of the largest investors in the region: the total amount of investments in the development of Inaglinsky and Denisovsky Mining and Processing Plants is about 25 billion rubles. Foundation for Development of the Far East has provided loan funds of 4 billion rubles for the expansion of the Inaglinsky Mining and Processing Plant.
The implementation of the project in the period until 2027 will increase the GRP of Yakutia by 82 billion rubles, will provide additional tax revenues to budgets of all levels in the amount of 13.2 billion rubles and create more than 4,000 jobs. In total, Yakutia in 2017 has attracted 360 billion rubles of investment, which is the historical maximum, and a considerable contribution to this record was made by the Kolmar Company.