NICICONational Iranian Copper Industries Company
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He added that the NICICO constantly seeks to advance its mining technologies to explore and produce more copper.
Expatriate personnel and technical advisors left the country and NICICO was obliged to declare total force majeure.
NICICO ceased exporting concentrates in 1983 and since then all concentrates (32% contained copper) have been treated at the metallurgical complex.
Some of these are being refitted with Cummins engines but, in addition, NICICO has ordered 20 new Dresser 445E 120 s ton Haulpak [R] trucks and these are now being assembled on site.
Smelter capacity is currently being uprated with the aid of European expertise and the expansion is needed, not only to cope with an increased ore tonnage from Sar Cheshmeh but also to handle concentrates from NICICO's planned new mine at Meyduk, about 100 km northwest of Sar Cheshmeh.
Talks have been held between NICICO and Finland's Outokumpu on the joint development of this mine.
In the longer term NICICO is evaluating a large copper porphyry close to the Soviet border in Northwestern Iran.
According to NICICO official website, the conference aims to familiarize everyone with the advancement of the developing copper projects in Iran as well as exchange of views, experiences and increasing the technical knowledge of industrialists in the copper industries sector in the fields related to the exploration, mine design, mining, ore beneficiation, extractive metallurgy (Hydro, Pyro and Electro), health, safety and environmental and marketing.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Managing-Director of the National Iranian Copper Industries (NICICO) Ardeshir Saad Mohammadi announced on Sunday that the country has saved up to 25% of costs and expenditures in establishing new copper production plants through indigenizing production of copper industry parts.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- The National Iranian Copper Industries Company (NICICO) announced that in the first eight months period of the Iranian calendar year (ending November 21) exports of copper from Iran reached 315,706 tons.
Copper excavation in this period by NICICO reached 62 million tons which shows one percent increase in comparison to the previous year.