Copper is one of the most highly sought metals in many technological industries — power engineering, electronic engineering, machinery, telecoms, medicine and many others.
Copper ore is extracted from deposits all around the globe.The average copper grade in different ore types currently ranges from 0.3 to 5 per cent, and is gradually declining. For instance, copper grade in porphyry copper ore (the world’s main copper source) ranges from 0.4 to 1.2 per cent. However, according to CRU, the average copper grade in projected mines is 0.81. In thissituation, producers need to constantly develop their raw material base and implement the most efficient extraction technologies to meet the increasing demand for copper.
Historically, the Russian Copper Company has deployed the best available technologies for copper exploration, mining, processing and refining. Today, this approach is known as “Smart Copper.”
Smart Copper is a production standard for RCC facilities that involves using modern technologies, respecting the interests of places where the company operates, and being ecologically responsible. Thus, we produce high-quality copper products which are in demand on the global market.
The Russian Copper Company strongly believes in smart production as the only economically viable model of business organization that can help Russia be internationally competitive.