Production of Nickel and cobalt can be environmentally friendly. In the city of Monchegorsk of the Murmansk region, which is one of the largest mining and metallurgical complexes, has launched a new technology project.
From a huge furnace pouring Zapolyarny ore. Melting temperature of almost 1500 degrees. Nickel is one of the most expensive metals in the world, a strategic raw material along with gold and hydrocarbons. In Monchegorsk comes purified from sulphur and impurities of the ore. In these workshops completed smelting and begins to flash pure metal. There lay a cathode plate in a specially prepared bath. There are about 500. After several days on steel plates settles almost 100% precious metal. But the most valuable asset in the enterprise - is its people. Despite difficult working conditions, from those wishing to work at the factory no end. There is one of the highest salaries in the region and guaranteed benefits package.
MMC is the city-forming enterprise 60-thousandth of Monchegorsk. In the Central square there is a stone elk - the symbol of the city and the surrounding nature. It's a reminder that environmental care is another duty of the plant. In polar capital metallurgists know very well that the non-ferrous metal produced in the eco-friendly enterprise in the world markets is valued much higher.
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