History

In the 13 years since its incorporation, the Russian Copper Company has become one of the leading copper producers in Russia.

RCC is internationally recognized for itsrational and technology intensive approach to business organization.

Use of the best available technologies has fuelled the company’s growth and enabled it to ensureenvironmental safety at its upgraded and newly built enterprises.

2004
The Russian Copper Company consolidates its assets in Russia and Kazakhstan. The construction of a metallurgic plant is completed in Veliky Novgorod. A massive modernization program is launched at the Karabash plant and the Kyshtym Copper Electrolytic Plant. In Kazakhstan, the Aktyubinsk Copper Company and Copper Technology start mining copper ore and copper-zinc ore.
2005
The Russian Copper Company becomes the first in Russia to deploy underground leaching of oxidized copper ore at its Uralgidromed enterprise. The second anode furnace is refurbished and a new electrolysis workshopis built at the Kyshtym Copper Electrolytic Plant, boosting its capacity from 80,000 to 120,000 tons of copper cathodes a year.
2006
Karabashmed puts its modern Ausmelt copper-smelting furnace into operation, replacing its old-fashioned shaft furnaces. The new equipment boosts the plant’s productivity without increasing harmful emissions. The Aktyubinsk Copper Company commissions its first processing plant, with a capacity of 2.5 mln tons of ore per year.
2007
The Kyshtym Copper Electrolytic Plant assembles a new copper rod production workshop that employs continuous casting and rolling technology, boosting its copper rod production capacity from 20,000 to 100,000 tons a year.
2010
The Aktyubinsk Copper Companyputsits second processing plant into operation, with a capacity of 2.5 mln tons of ore per year.
2011
RCC starts developing the Mikheevskiy porphyry copper ore deposit in Chelyabinsk Region.
2014
The Russian Copper Company commissions the Mikheevskiy Processing Plant, the construction of which was a major investment project in the post-Soviet copper mining and processing sector. The Mikheevskiy Processing Plant is now the most advanced mining and processing plant in the industry.
2015
The construction of a new vitriol workshop for waste gas reclamation is completed at Karabashmed.
2017
RCC starts developing the Tominskiy porphyry copper ore deposit in Chelyabinsk Region.With estimated ore reserves of around 660 mln tons, Tominskiy ranks among the world’s 50 biggest deposits. The project promises to become one of the biggest in the industry in recent years.
2018
RCC completes a large-scale modernization project of the chemical and metallurgical complex of Karabashmed (Karabash, Chelyabinsk region) which allows to increase production capacity of the plant up to 150,000 tons of rough copper per year. Also RCC accomplishes the development of Kyshtym copper-electrolyte plant (Kyshtym, Chelyabinsk region), which allows to increase the output of copper cathodes to 140 thousand tons and the production of copper wire rod to 140 thousand tons per year.