November 20 – 24, 2017 a seminar on the topic “Corporate social responsibility as an element of a long-term sustainable development strategy” was held in London. Heads of companies such as “Severstal”, “Metallinvest”, “Norilsk Nickel”, “Sibur” participated in discussions with Instinctif, Flag Communications, PwC, Kreab, and others on how the activities on sustainable development, social responsibility, support of the local population and ecology are reflected in the reports of such companies as Polymetal, Polyus, SUEK. At the meeting of the International Council on Mining and Metals (International Council on Mining and Metals), the industry’s tasks in the field of sustainable development and social sphere were considered.
On the pictures: Participants visiting Instinctif and discussing annual reports on Corporate social responsibility.
Photo: Participants visiting Instinctif and discussing annual reports on Corporate social responsibility.
Representatives of Tatneft and Tagras took part in a technical visit to Abu Dhabi to explore advanced methods of stimulating the inflow, drilling and operation of horizontal wells to increase oil production. The program included a visit to the largest international oil and gas exhibition ADIPEC on November 12-16, 2017.
Photo: discussing latest drilling technologies and bore heads.
Photo: meeting with polymers developers POWELTEC for hydrofructure applications.
Photo: meeting with Baker Hughes
Photo: meeting with Weatherford at ADIPEC exhibition.
Photo: meeting with Schlumberger.
Photo: Tatneft delegation visiting ADIPEC 17
From October 23-25, we organised a visit to Boliden’s mine at Garpenberg in Sweden, in addition to a visit to the Atlas Copco office in Stockholm and the test mine and technology center in Orebro. Leading mining companies Norilsk Nickel, Evrazholding, Arselor Mitall Temirtau, Zaporizhstal, EuroChem, Uralenergoresurs and other participated. The participants got acquainted with the experience of the Swedish companies Boliden and Lundin after achieving record performance due to the automation of underground works and digitization of production processes.
Photo: visiting test mine of Atlas Copco in Stockholm.
Photo: group visiting Zinkgruvan mine in Sweden.
Photo: control room of Garpenberg mine of Boliden.
From October 2-6, 2017, a technical visit of Russian and Kazakh gold mining companies took place in Turkey to study the experience of the Canadian company Eldorado Gold at the open cast gold mine Kishladag. Participants visited the mine where gold-bearing ore is extracted using heap leaching methods.
Photo: visiting Kishladag mine.
Photo: visitors of open pit operations.
From June 26-30, in the province of Andalusia, in the south of Spain, we organized a visit to the Matsala and Agas-Tenidas concentrators and mines of the mining company MATSA, a joint venture between Mubadala and Trafigura. Russian and Kazakh delegations were represented by Norilsk Nickel, Evraz, Kazakhmys, Eurasian Group, AltynAlmac, Polymetal and others. In addition to the inspection of the mines, the concentrator, the laboratories and the MATSA control room, representatives of Metso, SRK, Siemens, ABB, Atlas Copco, Weir, Aurum, Siemens and other companies took part in discussions in Seville.
Photo: visiting Matsa mining operations, Magdalena mine.
From May 16-18, 2017 in the head office of “KazakhstanTemirZholy” a corporate training seminar was held in Astana on the theme: “British law on combating bribery”. More than 30 employees of MTS services, procurement activities, internal control and audit of Kazakhstani railways attended. This underlines the importance that the leadership of Kazakhstan’s rail carrier pays to prevent corruption and improve the skills of officials responsible for the prevention of corruption violations, the adoption of a code of ethics, standards and procedures. The participants of the 3-day inhouse-training got acquainted with the best practices introduced by British and international companies.
Photo: KTZh group meeting with Amicus Legal in Astana.
A delegation of 20 executives of large mining companies in Russia and Kazakhstan visited an underground gold mine, a concentrating mill and an analytical chemical laboratory at Chelopech in Bulgaria owned by the Canadian company Dundee Precious Metals. Participants of the seminar were able to witness first-hand the breakthrough mine automation technologies being implemented. As part of the event, representatives of SRK, Dassault Systemes, Siemens, Metso, Sandvik Mining, ABB and a Bulgarian innovator V. Bonev spoke in detail about their projects and equipment, which were implemented in Chelopech, alongside latest developments in mining and ore enrichment.
Photo: visiting Chelopech site.
Photo: AlynAlmas visiting Chelopech enrichment plant.
A thorough discussion of the methodology for the application of international CRIRSCO standards and other standards for assessment and accounting of mineral reserves and reporting was held at the Trans-European Center’s seminar on: “Practical application of CRIRSCO standards in assessing the geological reserves of ores of metals and other solid minerals. Formats of the report on reserves and reserves for JORC”. Workshop participants and keynote speakers representing reputed mining specialists from SRK Consulting and Golder Associates analyzed in detail the merits and demerits of key international principles and standards for reporting on reserves.
Client Testimonial: “We are sincerely grateful for the seminar. Substantive reports and the dialogue were practical in nature, aimed at in-depth study of the issue and part of the recommendations received will be used by our geological service for implementation in the company’s development strategy “, the chief geologist of JSC Polyus A.Yu. Nekrasov and Head of the reserve counting group SS. Ilyin.
Photo: Vladimir Krupnik and Ashkat Temirgaliev (AltynAlmas), Alexander Nekrasov and Stanislav Illin (Polyus Gold), Maurilio Kamargos Boteglio (Arcelormittal) meeting with AMEC Foster Wheeler.
A delegation of senior executives from leading Russian and Kazakhstan’s mining companies visited MATSA mine, its processing factory and tails storage facility near Seville, Spain, as part of the technical seminar organised by The Transeuroepan Centre Ltd. The delegates went down the two mines – Aguas Tenidas and Magdalena –and toured the processing factory and the tails storage facility. Presenters from Golder Associates, SRK Ltd, ABB and Atlas Copco spoke at the seminar in Seville held after the site visit. The following companies attended the seminar: Norilsk Nickel, KazakhAltyn, PhosAgro, Apatit, ShalkiaZink Ltd, Mine Construction Co. And UralEnergiResource. Next mining event will be held in London on reserve valuation and in Chelopech, Bulgaria, both in March 2017.
The group ready to go down to the underground mine
The Aquas Tenidas Mine
A senior delegation of Kazakhstan MoD finance managers responsible for budgeting and finance planning for the national armed forces participated in a workshop on best practice in annual reporting and cost management in London. They attended presentations by UK Defence Forum, PWC, Alvarez & Marshal LLP, Tiffins Consultancy and other companies.
The delegation was particularly interested in risk management in procurement, cost control and military hardware insurance. As part of the workshop programme the Kazakhstan delegation analysed the latest UK MoD annual report