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VPC Attends Ugol Rossii & Mining 2017
Representatives of Verkhnekamsk Potash Company (Acron Group) visited the International Trade Fair for Coal Mining Technology Ugol Rossii & Mining 2017 for the first time. The fair was held in Novokuznetsk 6-9 June 2017.

VPC Deputy Chief Engineer for Mining Oleg Dobrokhotov said: "The fair is the best place for learning about the latest mining technologies and equipment and also establishing business contacts for future projects."

The trade fair exhibits a wide range of equipment and technologies for underground coal mining, as well as new systems for extraction, preparation and processing, electric, lighting and safety equipment. It also features numerous workshops and presentations of technical and technological innovations that might be applied to construction of the Talitsky mine.

The Ugol Rossii & Mining 2017 has a top rating among Russian trade fairs and is the country’s largest event focused on natural resources and the mining industry. Six hundred and fourteen companies from 24 countries, including Russia, presented innovations and equipment over an area of more than 40,000 square meters.

The Talitsky greenfield project is being implemented by Verkhnekamsk Potash Company under Acron Group's investment strategy to develop a potash raw material base in Perm Krai. The project goal is to create a mine with capacity of 7.45 mn tpa of ore and 2 mn tpa of potassium chloride. The total investment is expected to be USD 2.7 billion, including the cost of the licence.