GKZ expert, OERN exper, Rostekhnadzor expert, Chartered Director Accredited by Rosimuschestvo, Member of Russian Managers Association, Member of Community of Charted Directors (Agency for Strategic Initiatives), PhD, Chartered business appraiser, PhD, Engineering, Technical Director.
Andrey is a Technical Director. Education: Moscow State Mining University (Diplomas with Honours – BSc, Mining Equipment and Methods; Mining Engineer), State University of Land Use Planning and Control (Diploma – Company (Business) Valuation), Academy of National Economy and Civil Service under the Auspices of the RF President (Innovation Management in Corporations). Before IMC Montan Andrey had experience in construction of underground facilities and surface mining of minerals. Working for IMC Montan, up to date Andrey has participated as a project team member or a Project Manager in over 80 projects related to resource and reserve valuation in compliance with international standards, optimization of mining and production processes in surface and underground mines. Andrey is a PhD, Engineering; author of over 30 research and practical papers in mining published by leading publishers and a monograph. Andrey is an expert of the State Commission on Mineral Resources and Reserves (GKZ). He is an industrial safety expert certified by Rosteckhadzor and a member of Society of Russian Experts on Subsoil Use (OERN).
Development of Copper-Nickel projects in Russia
Currently, the investors do focus on copper and nickel ore deposits, especially on those containing cobalt as an associated mineral. Such increased interest is stipulated by the expected growth in the market of the given group of minerals largely due to development of innovative technologies, like electric vehicles. In addition, the increased interest is related to the depletion of existing deposits of such minerals, including those in the Republic of Kazakhstan. A distinctive feature of new deposits is complex geographical location requiring large amount of investments into external infrastructure facilities. The key factor for the successful development of the deposits is to ensure the state support, as well as implementation of the projects using the maximum efficient technical solutions for ore mining and processing. In recent years, IMC Montan has supported a number of mining projects related to these minerals, including the largest ones.