Environmental project

Sulphur Project at Polar Division

Bystrinsky GOK (Chita Project)

This is a large-scale environmental project designed to achieve a reduction in sulphur dioxide emissions by Nadezhda Metallurgical Plant and Copper Plant (both part of the Company’s Polar Division) to the maximum permissible rates.


Norilsk Industrial District, Krasnoyarsk Territory (Polar Division).

Project overview

Achieving a 75% decrease in sulphur dioxide emissions in the Norilsk Industrial District by 2023.

Nadezhda Metallurgical Plant will have new facilities for disposing of sulphur-rich gases, while Copper Plant will see an upgrade of its capacities that capture sulphur dioxide and produce elemental sulphur. In addition, some of Copper Plant’s most polluting facilities that emit off-gas that is hard to capture will be shut down due to their proximity to the residential area. Concurrently, a number of infrastructure projects will be implemented to supply the new facilities with all the necessary materials and power.


Project CAPEX:
up to USD  2.5 bn

Project completion is scheduled
for  2022