Varvara Dmitrieva: The jewelry industry of Yakutia is distinguished by its creativity, unique cultural code and conservation of traditions

Varvara Dmitrieva, Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Precious Stones and Metals Processing Technologies of the North-Eastern Federal University, told Rough&Polished about the results of the Forum of jewelry Craftsmanship and the prospects...

16 april 2024

Valery Budny: There is no strategy and legislation in Russia enabling the full cycle processing of precious raw materials within the country

Valery Budny, Head of the Jewelry Russia program and CEO of the JUNWEX media holding, told Rough&Polished about the results of the meeting and pressing issues in the precious metals and precious stones (PMPS) and the jewelry sectors.

11 april 2024

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

New York-based independent diamond and jewellery analyst and consultant Paul Zimnisky told Rough & Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa in an exclusive interview that the industry should do away with discounts. He said the industry should treat natural diamonds...

01 april 2024

Edahn Golan: Lab-grown diamond prices to continue declining

In an exclusive interview with Rough&Polished's Mathew Nyaungwa, Edahn Golan, proprietor of the eponymous Edahn Golan Diamond Research and Data, predicted that the prices of lab-grown diamonds would continue to decline, especially at the retail and...

25 march 2024

ADPA’s Ellah Muchemwa: G7 restrictions to bring extra costs from diamond mining to retail

The African Diamond Producers Association (ADPA), which has openly registered its disdain for the G7’s rough diamond trade restrictions, is of the opinion that the move will bring extra costs on all stages, from mining to retail. ADPA executive...

18 march 2024

Rosatom to supply Nornickel with radioisotope instruments for measurements at production facilities

28 march 2024

Rosatom signed an agreement with Nornickel to supply new generation radioisotope instruments to keep track of liquid industrial products in difficult operating conditions without stopping the production processes.

These instruments, using directional radioisotope radiation, measure density and fill level through the walls of pipelines and tanks in online mode without sampling and subsequent determination of density in the laboratory. The radioisotope devices have already undergone a cycle of special procedures and are ready for efficient operation in the harshest conditions, including at important facilities in the Arctic.

The agreement was signed at the ATOMEXPO-2024 forum in Sochi by Alexey Parasyna, Director for Industrial Automation and Metrology of Nornickel’s IT Department and Director of Norsoft IT Company, and Andrey Butko, General Director of Rosatom Automated Control Systems (RASU).

“Partnership with Rosatom in the field of nuclear instrumentation opens up new horizons for us in further improving the accuracy and speed of production processes. These advanced technologies will enable us to increase control over key parameters of our operations, while ensuring a high degree of automation and efficiency. We are confident that this co-operation will enhance our technological sovereignty and significantly reduce our dependence on foreign equipment,” Parasyna said.

The agreement between Nornickel and Rosatom marks another step towards close partnership between the two companies. Earlier, the partners agreed to explore the possibility of building low-capacity nuclear power plants to supply Norilsk and are working on Russia’s largest lithium production project in the Murmansk Region.

Theodor Lisovoy, Editor in Chief of the European bureau, Rough&Polished