In 2017, the Company selected the technology to implement the Sulphur Project, its key environmental initiative.
Following its completion in 2023, Polar Division expects to significantly reduce its sulphur dioxide emissions that currently account for around 98% of total atmospheric emissions in Norilsk. Nadezhda Metallurgical Plant will construct a facility to produce and neutralise sulphuric acid using natural limestone, with gypsum obtained as a by-product. Copper Plant will launch additional elemental sulphur capacities. Investments in the Sulphur Project are estimated at up to RUB 150 bn.