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30 April 2020, 12:47

Second Belarusian potash mining enterprise builds power substation

Photo courtesy of IOOO Slavkaliy
Photo courtesy of IOOO Slavkaliy

MINSK, 30 April (BelTA) – IOOO Slavkaliy has finished building startup facilities and has connected the 110/10kV power substation Nezhinskaya to the power grid, the Slavkaliy press service told BelTA.

Thus, the Nezhinsky mining and processing factory that Slavkaliy is building, has acquired an additional permanent source of electricity. Electricity is transmitted from the Kaliynaya substation to the Nezhinskaya substation via a 110kV overhead power line built by Slavkaliy.

The project to supply the potash mining enterprise under construction with electricity has not been finished. Slavkaliy will build two more transformer plants for a local cogeneration plant later on. The construction of the cogeneration plant is supposed to begin this year. The installation of equipment the uninterrupted operation of the mine requires will begin this year as well.

The Nezhinsky mining and processing factory based on the Starobinskoye potash salts deposit will be the second enterprise in Belarus to mine potash salts and make potash fertilizers. It will be able to make up to 2 million tonnes of potassium chloride per annum. The investment project provides for building one mining facility in addition to a processing plant, a gas turbine power plant for proprietary needs, railway infrastructure, automobile roads, housing infrastructure, and other kinds of infrastructure. The construction of the Nezhinsky mining and processing factory began in 2017. IOOO Slavkaliy is in charge of implementing the project. The company is part of Mikhail Gutseriyev's SAFMAR Group.

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