Orica, PhosAgro sign services supply contract in Russia

Orica, PhosAgro sign services supply contract in Russia

5:04 AM, 24th May 2013
Orica, PhosAgro sign services supply contract in Russia
Craig Elkington, Executive Global Head, Mining Services, Orica.

MOSCOW, RUSSIA/VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA: Apatit, a subsidiary of PhosAgro, and Orica have signed a 10-year contract to supply explosives and blasting services to Apatit’s mining facilities at Kirovsk situated in the Murmansk Province in north west Russia. The large Australian mining services supply contract for the expanding Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) market, will see Orica supply up to 700,000 tonne of bulk explosives over ten years to Apatit servicing both open cut and underground mining facilities.

Orica will work with Apatit in the construction of an ammonium nitrate emulsion plant Apatit’s mine site at Kirovsk. The contract will involve the supply of up to 70,000 tonne of explosives per annum for ten years, as well as logistics and ‘down the hole’ services.

“Orica is delighted to have signed this landmark contract with one of the world’s leading phosphate producers. This significant contract with a valued customer aligns well to Orica’s strategy of offering differentiated products and services through reliable and secure supply points for an international customer base. Through this agreement Orica has been able to deploy its skills, technology and know-how to forge a strong commercial long-term relationship with a global leader in the fast developing CIS region,” said Craig Elkington, Executive Global Head, Mining Services, Orica.

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