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Verkhnekamsk Potash Co. completes skip shaft sinking

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Verkhnekamsk Potash Co. (VPC, a part of Acron Group) has completed the skip shaft sinking at the Talitsky mine construction site.

The Talitsky mine shafts were constructed by contractor FSUE Construction Department No. 30. Upon completion of the skip shaft sinking, a depth of 413.9 m was reached and over 56 000 m3 of rock were raised to surface. When cage shaft sinking was completed earlier in April 2020, a depth of 363.1 m was reached and 54 500 m3 of rock were raised to surface.

Maxim Shlyapnikov, head of the VPC Department of Underground Facility Technical Supervision, described the project’s status: “To date, the shaft has been secured at the aquifer section, and water barriers have been built. We also completed consolidation of the rock mass, and construction of a grout curtain is underway. In 2021, we plan to reinforce the mine shafts which will complete the project.”

Acron Group is developing this potash deposit in the Perm Krai through VPC in Berezniki as part of its investment programme, with the goal of launching a new mining and processing facility with capacity to produce 2 million tpy of potassium chloride.

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