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Norilsk Nickel is looking for justice

21 June 2012
Norilsk Nickel is looking for justice

The management of MMC Norilsk Nickel has decided to initiate proceedings in relation to the legality of Rosnedra's decisions concerning the results of the tenders for the right to develop the Oktyabrskoye deposit and the southern part of the Norilsk-1 mine (RF, Krasnoyarsk Territory, Taimyr Peninsula). Letters with the request to conduct an independent examination of technical and economic projects of the contestants were submitted by the lawyers of "Norilsk Nickel" to the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia and to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian Federation. In these messages, representatives of the MMC expressed doubts about the validity of the decisions of the commission of the Federal Agency for Subsoil Use and insisted on their abolition.

Recall that at the beginning of this week Rosnedra summed up the competition for the right to own a license for the extraction of nickel, copper, cobalt and other metals at the Norilsk-1 mine. The lot was acquired by the JSC "Artel of Amateur Quarryers" (one of the subdivisions of the group of companies "Russian platinum"). Simultaneously with this event, representatives of the Federal Agency for Subsoil Use were to announce the name of the owner of the second sold asset - the copper-nickel deposit Oktyabrskoye. However, in view of the fact that, in addition to Norilsk Nickel, those who wished to acquire this mine were not found, Rosnedra recognized the tender as invalid.

A few weeks earlier, MMC "lost" nickel deposits in the Voronezh region. Even then, representatives of the company announced their intentions to "seek justice" in higher instances.

The management of MMC Norilsk Nickel has decided to initiate proceedings in relation to the legality of Rosnedra's decisions concerning the results of the tenders for the right to develop the Oktyabrskoye deposit and the southern part of the Norilsk-1 mine (RF, Krasnoyarsk Territory, Taimyr Peninsula). Letters with the request to conduct an independent examination of technical and economic projects of the contestants were submitted by the lawyers of "Norilsk Nickel" to the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia and to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian Federation. In these messages, representatives of the MMC expressed doubts about the validity of the decisions of the commission of the Federal Agency for Subsoil Use and insisted on their abolition.

Recall that at the beginning of this week Rosnedra summed up the competition for the right to own a license for the extraction of nickel, copper, cobalt and other metals at the Norilsk-1 mine. The lot was acquired by the JSC "Artel of Amateur Quarryers" (one of the subdivisions of the group of companies "Russian Platinum"). Simultaneously with this event, representatives of the Federal Agency for Subsoil Use were to announce the name of the owner of the second sold asset - the copper-nickel deposit Oktyabrskoye. However, in view of the fact that, in addition to Norilsk Nickel, those who wished to acquire this mine were not found, Rosnedra recognized the tender as invalid.

A few weeks earlier, MMC "lost" nickel deposits in the Voronezh region. Even then, representatives of the company announced their intentions to "seek justice" in higher instances.

20 June 2012
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