Norilsk Nickel says it is entering new era of real-time mine control and connectivity
Im-Mining - Russia’s MMC Norilsk Nickel, the world’s largest refined nickel and palladium producer, has released its annual Sustainable Development report for 2019. Digitalisation and innovation are a big focus, the company stating that R&D and innovation play a major role in taking forward Nornickel’s strategic priorities, from expanding its production to improving efficiency and reducing environmental impact.
Nornickel leads the charge among Russian industrial producers in bringing digital technology to production and takes an active part in building the national legal and regulatory framework in this area, which is also one of the key aspects of the Digital Economy national project. Vladimir Potanin, President of MMC Norilsk Nickel since 2018, has chaired the working group of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs for coordination of legislative and regulatory efforts in the realm of digital economy.