London, United Kingdom, 10 December 2020 — Nord Gold SE (“Nordgold” or the “Group”), the internationally diversified gold producer, announces that it has successfully increased the processing capacity of its Taborny Mine, in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), from 5 million to 7.5 million tonnes of ore per year.
As part of the capacity expansion initiative, a two-line Metso crusher and a telescopic conveyor have been installed. A pumping station has also been built at the mine’s heap leaching site comprising four Sulzer pumps, each with a capacity of 400 cubic meters per hour.
As previously announced, to ensure processing capacity can meet the corresponding increase in mining activity, this year Taborny has purchased two additional hauling trucks, an excavator, a grader, two Epiroc drilling rigs and a number of auxiliary vehicles, including buses, fuel trucks, mobile repair units, a crane truck and a front loader.
I would like to congratulate the Taborny team on their success. Completing a project of this scale on time despite the challenges presented by the pandemic is a testament to their skill and hard work. Increasing Taborny’s production capacity and investing in further technology is vital to maintain a stable production output. The leadership and expertise of our regional team has given us further confidence that Nordgold’s next projects in Yakutia will be successfully implemented, including the flagship Gross Mine capacity expansion, and the upcoming Tokko development project. Nikolai ZelenskiNordgold CEO
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Taborny develops gold deposit located in the southwest of Sakha Republic (Yakutia). The open pit Taborny mine was launched in 2002. In 2019, Taborny produced over 76 thousand ounces of gold.
Nordgold is an internationally diversified one-million-ounce gold producer with over 8,000 people operating a portfolio of ten mines (in Burkina Faso, Guinea, Russia and Kazakhstan) and a number of development and exploration projects in West Africa, Eurasia and the Americas. Since its foundation in 2007, Nordgold has established a global reputation as a leading developer of tier one gold mining assets with a proven commitment to community engagement, sustainability, efficiency and operating in an environmentally responsible manner. Since 2013, Nordgold has successfully constructed three gold mines, including two in Burkina Faso (Bouly and Bissa) and most recently, the Gross mine in Russia.