Scientific Research Centre
The Group's expertise in pressure oxidation is principally represented by Gidrometallurgiya, a scientific research centre based in St. Petersburg, with certain specialists having previous experience with Norilsk Nickel and with vast experience in the research and development of pressure oxidation technology. It is equipped with state-of-the-art autoclave laboratory facilities and is currently testing the most recent developments in this field.
Gidrometallurgiya was established to undertake work on extraction methods that could increase the productivity at projected and producing mines. The centre has particular expertise in gold extraction from refractory sulphide ores, where it is necessary to use pressure oxidation ("POX") technology.
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