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Nornickel delivers coal to Far North settlements in Russia’s Arctic

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World Coal,

Nornickel's Polar Transport Division shipped over one third of the coal planned for delivery to remote settlements of Taimyr.

Vital cargo, supplied by the company under the 'Northern Supply Haul' programme, is transported by river barges and sea vessels to hard-to-reach Far North areas.

Company's annual cargo turnover exceeds 60 short t of the solid fuel. 'Polar Transport Division plans to ship 48 000 short t of coal by river vessels to Taimyr settlements. So far, we delivered about 15 000 short t of this amount. Sea vessels are supposed to transport 24 000 short t of coal with 7000 short t of which has been delivered by now,' commented Andrew Trunov, Deputy Director of Polar Transport Division for Production. Coal is the principal energy source badly needed for villages, settlements and individual business in Far North areas of Russia.

Coal transportation by river will be completed by the middle of September. Additionally, Polar Transport Division will deliver 3000 short t of miscellaneous goods to Khatanga settlement.

It should be reminded, that Nornickel is the key participant of the 'Northern Supply Haul' program within the Russian Arctic. Every year the Company's vessels delivery coal, construction materials, metal structures, machinery, containers, and equipment extremely important to support life of indigenous minority of the North. 

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