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- GOLD SPONSORS:
Polymetal International Plc
Wardell Armstrong International
KazaX Minerals Inc.
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- BRONZE SPONSORS:
Dow Water & Process Solutions
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ENRC is a leading diversified natural resources group with integrated mining, processing, energy, logistical and marketing operations.
The Group’s assets are mostly located in the Republic of Kazakhstan and comprise: Kazchrome, Zhairem GOK, SSGPO, Aluminium of Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan Aluminium Smelter (KAS), Eurasian Energy Corporation (EEC) and ENRC Logistics.
Other assets, notably the Other Non-ferrous Division, are mainly located in Africa, and include the copper and cobalt assets of Boss Mining, SMKK, Chambishi Metals PLC and a 50.5% stake of Camrose Resources Limited (Camrose).
ENRC also owns Serov Group, ferroalloys producer in Russia, Bahia Minerals BV (BML) and Mineração Minas Bahia SA (MIBA), iron ore mining projects in Brazil, as well as a 50% stake in the Xinjiang Tuoli Taihang Ferroalloy Company in China (Tuoli) and a 14.35% interest in Northam Platinum Limited, a major platinum producer in South Africa.
ENRC is a FTSE 100 company, currently employing over 70,000 people, of which 65,000 are located in Kazakhstan.
Rio Tinto is a leading international mining group, combining Rio Tinto plc, a London listed public company headquartered in the UK, and Rio Tinto Limited, which is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange, with executive offices in Melbourne.
The two companies are joined in a dual listed companies (DLC) structure as a single economic entity, called the Rio Tinto Group.
The Group finds, mines and processes the earth’s mineral resources – metals and minerals essential for making thousands of everyday products that meet society’s needs and contribute to improved living standards.
The Group’s major products include aluminium, copper, diamonds, energy products, gold, industrial minerals (borates, titanium dioxide, salt and talc), and iron ore. Its activities span the world but are strongly represented in Australia and North America. There are also significant businesses in South America, Asia, Europe and southern Africa.
Polymetal International Plc
Polymetal International Polymetal International is one of the world’s largest producers of primary silver and is one of Russia’s five largest gold mining companies. The Company’s production and exploration facilities are based in four regions of Russia – Magadan, Chukotka, Khabarovsk and Sverdlovsk – and in Kazakhstan.
Polymetal International carries out the full range of deposit development, from exploration to production. One of the key elements of the Company’s strategy is to set up large processing hubs and to position the operations around them in order to maximise staff and cost efficiencies, and to optimise return on investment.
In November 2011 Polymetal International completed its premium listing on the London Stock Exchange (Ticker: POLY). In December 2011 it became one of the first Russian companies to be included into the FTSE 100.
Polymetal has operated in Kazakhstan since the fourth quarter of 2009, when the Company acquired Varvara gold and silver deposit in the Kostanay region. The facility, which includes processing and gold recovery plants, has a capacity of 4.2 Mtpa. Varvara’s output consists of gold-copper concentrate and gold-bearing alloy.
SRK Consulting is the world’s first one-stop consultancy offering specialist services to mining and exploration companies for the entire life cycle of a mining project from exploration through to mine closure. Among SRK Consulting’s approximately 1,500 clients are most of the world’s major and medium-sized mining houses, exploration companies, banks, petroleum companies, agribusiness companies, construction firms and government departments.
Formed in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1974, SRK now employs approximately over 1,600 professionals in 49 permanent offices on six continents. A broad range of internationally recognised associate consultants are also available world-wide to complement the core staff.
The SRK Group’s independence is ensured by the fact that it holds no equity in any project or company and that its ownership rests solely with its staff. This enables SRK to provide its clients with conflict-free and objective recommendations on crucial judgment issues.
SRK Consulting employs leading specialists in each field of science and engineering. Its seamless integration of services, and global base, has made the company the world’s leading practice in due diligence, feasibility studies and confidential internal reviews.
SRK Consulting offices in the countries in which it operates are staffed by international as well as local experts thus ensuring both technical and local context excellence.
WAI has provided the mineral industry with specialised geological, mining, processing and environmental expertise since 1987, initially as an independent company, but from 1999 as part of the Wardell Armstrong Group (WA). Our experience is worldwide and has concentrated on the metalliferous mining sector and coal.
Our parent company is a mining engineering/environmental consultancy that services the industrial minerals sector from nine regional offices in the UK and international offices in Russia and Kazakhstan. Total worldwide staff complement is now in excess of 300.
The Group provides a wide range of services for minerals-related projects. This ranges from preliminary exploration planning, through reserve estimation, mine design and financial appraisal, to bankable final feasibility study.
WAI has a strong client list, including companies and organisations from the private and public sectors, as well as many major lending institutions. In addition, WAI has been involved in many AIM and Full Board London stock exchange listings.
Kazakhmys PLC is a leading international natural resources group with significant interests in copper, gold, zinc, silver and power generation.
It is the largest copper producer in Kazakhstan and one of the top worldwide with 16 operating mines, 10 concentrators and 2 copper smelters. Kazakhmys Mining’s operations are fully integrated from mining ore through to the production of finished copper cathode and rod. Total copper cathode equivalent produced in 2012 from own ore was 292 kt. Production is backed by a captive power supply and significant rail infrastructure.
Kazakhmys Mining produces significant volumes of other metals, including zinc, silver and gold. In 2012, it produced 152 kt of zinc in concentrate. The Group is amongst the largest silver producers in the world with 12.6 Moz produced in 2012.
Kazakhmys Power has a 50% interest in the coal fired Ekibastuz GRES-1 plant, the largest in Kazakhstan. The plant is undergoing a modernisation programme to take current capacity of 3,000 MW to its nameplate capacity of 4,000 MW. Kazakhmys Power also operates the captive power stations which supply electricity to Kazakhmys Mining.
The Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange, the Kazakhstan Stock Exchange (KASE) and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKSE). It had revenues from continuing operations of $3.4 billion in 2012 with Group EBITDA (excluding special items) of $1.9 billion. The Group employs around 60,000 people, principally in Kazakhstan. The Group’s strategic aim is to optimise its current operations, deliver its major growth projects and to diversify and participate in the development of the significant natural resource opportunities in Central Asia.
KazaX Minerals Inc. (KazaX), based in Vancouver, is a recently re-capitalised mining corporation holding an interest in its first iron ore bearing property, the Lomonosovskoye deposit (the Deposit) in Kostanay, Kazakhstan. KazaX intends to acquire further iron ore properties to add to the Lomonosovskoye property, for mining exploration, development and production purposes. An extensive historical drilling programme was undertaken at the Deposit during the soviet era between 1951 and 1984. The results of exploration outlined skarn iron ore mineralization in two deposit sites under 100m of overburden, located 1km apart.
A validation drilling programme commenced in 4th Qtr 2011 and was completed in 3rd Qtr 2012. KazaX’s project development plan aims to achieve closure of the feasibility study in Q3 2013, with mine opening targeted for 4th Qtr 2013.
Infrastructure risk is negated as the Deposit is in favourable proximity to existing road / rail transportation routes, leading to established sales markets, and sources of water, gas, and power supplies are situated within 20km of the property.
IMC Montan is an international mining consultancy that is a merger of group of companies Deutsche Montan Technologie GmbH (DMT), Germany, IMC Group Consulting Limited (IMCGCL), UK and engineering group White Young Green Plc (WYG), UK. The company has a staff of international and Russian experts in the area of mining and processing of minerals, mine infrastructure etc.
IMC Montan implements projects in the following areas: design of company development projects and programs; preparation of competent person and mineral expert’s reports; due diligence; financial analysis; justification of investments, technical support etc. IMC Montan has a unique professional experience combining the best international practice with our thorough understanding of the Russian mining sector.
Hatch is an employee-owned, multidisciplinary professional services firm that delivers a comprehensive array of technical and strategic services, including consulting, information technology, engineering, process development, and project and construction management to the Mining, Metallurgical, Energy, and Infrastructure sectors. Hatch has served clients for over 80 years and has project experience in more than 150 countries around the world. With over 11,000 people in over 65 offices, the firm has more than $35 billion in projects currently under management.
Hatch operates in the CIS through offices in Russia and Kazakhstan. Hatch has offices in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Almaty. For more than 20 years of Hatch’s presence in the CIS, the firm completed dozens of projects, mainly in the ferrous and nonferrous metallurgy, mining and energy. Among our clients are Kazchrome, Kazakhmys, ARMZ, Severstal, RUSAL, EuroChem, MMK, Mechel, Metalloinvest, Metinvest, Polyus Gold, Uralkali etc.
VNIPIpromtechnologii OJSC is a full-service company that performs a full cycle of design and survey works as well as scientific and research works for:
- Building and reconstruction of companies that specializes in mining and processing of uranium, rare-earth elements, nonferrous metals ores and precious metals ores;
- Recovery of territories damaged by radioactive waste;
- radiation-dangerous works at handling, operating and liquidation of nuclear weapon and nuclear munitions;
- Building of nuclear-waste repositories and radioactive waste disposal facilities;
- Liquidation of industrial facilities that were build using nuclear technology;
- Handling of radioactive waste, reactor blocks and spent nuclear fuel from atomic submarine utilization.
Such enterprises as Priargunsky Industrial Mining and Chemical Union, Navoi Mining and Metallurgy Combine, Leninabad Mining and Chemical Combine, Precaspian Mining and Metallurgy Combine were designed by VNIPIpromtechnologii OJSC.
All its past and present achievements are the result of enormous amount of hard work of company’s workers.
Many of our workers are awarded with the USSR Government Prizes and the Russian Federation Government Prizes.
VNIPIpromtechnologii OJSC is awarded with the government prize – the Order of the Red Banner of Labour – for its valuable contribution to development of raw materials base of atomic sector.
Currently VNIPIpromtechnologii OJSC is an engineering subsidiary company of ARMZ Uranium Holing Co. It performs design and survey works as well as scientific and research works for both companies of the Holding and the third parties.
Seeking to comply with market demands our company is actively developing itself and its competencies and discovers new
areas of activity.
The Institute is located in Moscow and has its own exploration base in Moscow area and a branch in the city of Chita.
The company has about 500 high-quality specialists. Their working places are upgraded with the modern equipment and software.
Our highly skilled specialists are capable to participate in implementation of large-scale projects of development of atomic sector and mining industry.
The global leader in sustainable separation and purification technology, Dow Water & Process Solutions is making a clear impact in the world. We’re helping to make water safer and more accessible, food taste better, pharmaceuticals more effective and industries more efficient and spearheading the development of sustainable technologies that integrate water and energy requirements. Dow Water & Process Solutions offers a broad portfolio of ion exchange resins, reverse osmosis membranes, ultrafiltration membranes and electrodeionization products, with strong positions in a number of major application areas, including industrial and municipal water, industrial processes, pharmaceuticals, power, residential water and waste and water reuse. More information about Dow Water & Process Solutions can be found at www.dowwaterandprocess.com
American Appraisal is the largest international independent valuation company. American Appraisal Associates operate more than 55 offices in 48 countries of the world. AAR provides valuation opinion and advisory services to the clients in various industries including Metals and Mining, Oil and Gas and Utilities.
Among our clients are major Russian Metals and Mining companies.
RJC Group – a consulting company doing its best in serving clients in exploration and mining industry in Russia and abroad. Since its foundation in 2001, the company has built a good track record in providing a broad scope of services from early prospecting to design and optimization of mining operations and processing circuits.
Our on-going and completed projects include those from early exploration to mining operations. Our commodity expertise covers precious metals and PGM, ferrous, base and minor metals, coal, uranium, and industrial minerals.
Exploration support is one of the intensively developing activities within the RJC Group. RJC Exploration’s Director Andrey Kharlashin, PhD, and his team are actively employing and introducing an efficient exploration support program on operations within the framework of their projects. The program includes development and application of the specially built computer based core logging AGR System that complies with QA/QC requirements and is approved by GKZ (State Committee on Reserves).
AGR System is a computer based core logging that covers all major structure and material criteria of ore distribution and unifies registration thereof.
AGR system is the basis to develop database, core log books, and drill hole logs. The System is easy and simple, and secured against nonsystematic errors.
Specialists of more than four mining companies, on whose deposits AGR System has been introduced and is intensively used, and also overseas auditors, have noted sufficient reduction in time required for cameral treatment, possibility to promptly adjust exploration drilling, and, as a result, reduction of the total cost of exploration.
Sandvik is a global industrial group with advanced products and world-leading positions in selected areas – tools for metal cutting, machinery and tools for rock excavation, stainless materials, special alloys, metallic and ceramic resistance materials as well as process systems. The Group had at the end of 2011 about 50 000 employees and representation in 130 countries, with annual sales of more than SEK 94,000 M.
Sandvik Mining is a business area within the Sandvik Group and a leading global supplier of machinery, cemented-carbide tools, service and technical solutions for the excavation and sizing of rock and minerals in the mining industry.
Within the area of the Region CIS Sandvik Mining division is responsible for sales of equipment service and aftermarket maintenance.
Squadra Forte is a dependable partner for industrial business in search of top executives and hard-to-find professionals. The key sources of our competitive advantage are the scale of our approach, ability to think out of the box, and our in-depth market expertise, coupled with a flexible, tailored approach to satisfying our customers’ needs and our ability to complete complex projects in a fast and efficient way. We reinforce our client teams in mining, metals, oil&gas, energy, engineering, machinery and manufacturing. We run searches in Russia, CIS and worldwide. The essential source for filling the complicated searches is broad network of contacts in mining companies, research and scientific institutes and metallurgical labs in Russia and CIS as well as access to specific industry experts. We close positions in general management, technical and operational management, finance, manufacturing and production. Our clients are the leading manufacturing holdings, mining companies, engineering and service providers.