Some countries do their utmost to preserve chaos in Middle East — PutinRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 19, 17:42
Putin: Previous recipes for tackling conflicts do not work, new ones not yet foundRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 19, 17:18
Russian experts create 3D model of Palmyra to be handed over to DamascusSociety & Culture October 19, 16:52
Moscow disappointed by Dutch side's 'biased' approach to MH17 crash investigationRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 19, 16:33
Meet Putin's presidential challenger - 'It Girl' turned 'anti-establishment' choiceRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 19, 16:13
New missiles for Russia’s Iskander-M system to help counter nuclear threat — senatorMilitary & Defense October 19, 16:09
Assad says defeating terrorists in Syria ruins West’s schemesWorld October 19, 15:52
Russia’s Natural Resources Ministry to increase environmental fee for plasticsBusiness & Economy October 19, 15:39
British BP considers participating in several new projects of RosneftBusiness & Economy October 19, 15:35
ARKHANGELSK, March 31. /TASS/. Russian nuclear agency Rosatom expects to involve partners in the project on developing the Pavlovskoye lead-zinc ore deposit on Novaya Zemlya in the Arctic region and offers Sweden’s Boliden to jointly develop the field, head of Rosatom Alexei Likhachev said in an interview with TASS.
"We may attract a private investor directly to the work on the field’s development, in particular, it may be Swedish company Boliden. To date there is no final agreement with the company to jointly develop the Pavlovskoye field, but we are forming a diversified package of investment partners for the development of the lead-zinc ore deposit. It is important for us to strengthen our investment resources in this project at the expense of our partners," he said.
Likhachev reminded that the total volume of investments for the project, including creation of the port infrastructure, exceed 20 bln rubles ($354 mln). The construction of port infrastructure is estimated at 5-6 bln rubles ($88.7-106.5 mln).
According to him, Rosatom hopes to receive the support from the government.
"Of course, when it comes to creation of the port infrastructure of the Arkhangelsk region and the development of transport highways we would like to receive state investments. I think this request is grounded and we are now in talks with the government," the head of Rosatom said.
The Pavlovskoye deposit is located on the Yuzny Island of the Novaya Zemlya archipelago, 15 km from the coast of the Barents Sea. It covers an area of ··more than 12 square kilometers.
The explored reserves of lead-zinc ores amount to about 50 million tonnes, silver reserves - 16 tonnes. Likhachev stressed that after additional exploration the field’s reserves may even double.