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Paul Zimnisky: Natural diamonds face the risk of eroding their appeal if constantly discounted

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Edahn Golan: Lab-grown diamond prices to continue declining

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The Norilsk Nickel Copper Plant implemented a video analysis system for turbidity of water after ore processing

12 september 2023

Nornickel introduces a new proprietary technology at the Copper Smelter in Norilsk — video analytics system to monitor turbidity of water after ore processing.

The equipment is a proprietary development of Norilsk Nickel and allows real-time monitoring of the purity level of water discharged from thickeners during its separation from copper concentrate.

The equipment has video cameras that transmit data to a video analytics system created on the basis of AI. If the program detects that the discharged water is too turbid, it will instantly signal this to the operator.

The introduction of the technology will reduce the loss of copper concentrate and thereby increase the productivity of the Copper plant, the press service of Norilsk Nickel told. The company intends to use the turbidometer at its other enterprises as well.

Norilsk Nickel continues to equip its industrial sites with new technological solutions. Over the past four years, the company has invested almost 60 billion rubles in the modernization of its subsidiaries. In particular, the Kola MMC implemented the investment project "Production Reconfiguration Program", due to which the company's assets should almost double.

PJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel is a diversified mining and metallurgical company, the world's largest producer of palladium and high-grade nickel, and the world's leading producer of platinum, cobalt, copper and rhodium. The company also produces silver, gold, iridium, ruthenium, selenium, tellurium, sulfur among other products.

The production divisions of the Norilsk Nickel group of companies are located in Russia in the Norilsk industrial region, on the Kola Peninsula and in the Trans-Baikal Territory, as well as in Finland.

In Russia, the company's shares are admitted to trading on the Moscow and St. Petersburg stock exchanges, and its American depository receipts are admitted to trading on the St. Petersburg stock exchange.

The group's products are supplied to 37 countries in Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, and Americas. It is acquired by more than 400 partner companies. Its sales offices operate in Switzerland, China and the USA.

Norilsk Nickel fully supports the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. For the company, adherence to the principles of sustainable development and corporate social responsibility is an integral part of efficient operations and business development. Norilsk Nickel is constantly improving its environmental protection activities, human rights protection policy, occupational safety and health, environmental impact assessment, and biodiversity conservation. The company spent 333 billion rubles on projects related to sustainable development in 2022.

Alex Shishlo for Rough&Polished