FAI «Glavekspertiza of Russia» made a positive conclusion on the design documentation and the results of engineering surveys of the expertise object «Tugan mining and processing plant with a production capacity of 575 000 tons per year (Stage 1). The enrichment factory», developed by «Giprotsvetmet» JSC and «TOMS engineering» for the developer and technical customer of the «TGOK «Ilmenite» JSC project.
The conclusion proves that the results of engineering surveys, made for the project documentation preparation, comply with technical regulations. The project documentation of the facility is consistent with the results of engineering surveys made for its preparation. It is also consistent with the engineering task, technical regulations and other established requirements.
FAI «Glavekspertiza of Russia»'s positive conclusion on the project documentation and engineering surveys gives permission to «TGOK «Ilmenite» JSC to start the construction of an enrichment plant of the Tugan mining and processing plant with a production capacity of 575 000 tons per year (Stage 1). The launch is scheduled for the first half of 2021.
Tugan zircon-ilmenite deposit was discovered in 1957 in Malinovka village, Tugan district. Sands with a high concentration of zircon and ilmenite were discovered by search robots. In the 90's, the composition of the main and related components of available raw materials at the field was studied. The content of zircon, ilmenite and rutile is not inferior to foreign deposits of this type. Zircon - 1,52 million tons, ilmenite - 3,61 million tons, rutile and и leucoxene - 588 million tons.