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“SRK Consulting” is the world’s first one-stop consultancy offering specialist services to mining and exploration companies for the entire life cycle of a mining project from exploration through to mine closure. Among SRK Consulting’s approximately 1,500 clients are most of the world’s major and medium-sized mining houses, exploration companies, banks, petroleum companies, agribusiness companies, construction firms and government departments.
Established in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1974 by three talented and enterprising consultants, the company has not only grown to nearly 900 staff in 2009, but has also spread its global presence to 37 offices in 16 countries. And the growth will not stop there. The company plans to continue to expand its skills base and range of services in several jurisdictions.
ENRC is a leading diversified natural resources group, performing integrated mining, processing, energy, logistics and marketing operations.
The Group’s assets are mostly located in the Republic of Kazakhstan and comprise: Kazchrome, Zhairem GOK, Serov Group, SSGPO, Aluminium of Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan Aluminium Smelter (KAS), Eurasian Energy Corporation (EEC), ENRC Logistics and ENRC Sales & Marketing. ENRC also owns a 50% interest in Bahia Minerals BV (BML), an exploratory iron ore mining project in Brazil, and a 50% stake in the Xinjiang Tuoli Taihang Ferroalloy Company in China (Tuoli). In September 2009 ENRC acquired Central African Mining and Exploration Company (CAMEC). CAMEC’s assets are located in Africa and include cobalt and copper operations in Democratic Republic of Congo, development projects in coal, bauxite, platinum, fluorspar; integrated trucking and logistics business.
In 2008, the Group accounted for approximately 5 per cent. of Kazakhstan’s GDP. ENRC’s entities, in the first-half of 2009, employed approximately 64,160 people. For the half-year ended 30 June 2009, ENRC had revenue of US$1,695 million (2008: US$3,442 million) and profit attributable to equity shareholders of the Group of US$553 million (2008: US$1,343 million). ENRC is a FTSE 100 company.
Kazakhmys PLC is an international natural resources company, listed in the UK, with its principal operations in Kazakhstan and the surrounding region. The core business is the production and sale of copper. Kazakhmys is fully integrated from mining ore through to the production of finished metal. The copper division also produces significant volumes of other metals as by-products, including zinc, silver and gold.
Kazakhmys is the largest copper producer in Kazakhstan and in the top ten worldwide. The copper division has operating sites across Kazakhstan with 20 open pit and underground mines, 10 concentrators, a zinc plant and two smelting and refining complexes. The Group owns coal mines and power plants, which supply sufficient energy for its operations and market excess capacity commercially.
Kazatomprom is the national operator of the Republic of Kazakhstan for export of uranium and its compounds, rare metals, nuclear fuel for nuclear power plants, special purpose equipment, technologies and double-use materials. The main activities of the company are: geological exploration, uranium production, manufacture of nuclear fuel cycle products, reactor construction, nuclear power plants, production of construction materials, the electric energy sector, scientific support of production and social welfare and training of personnel. Today Kazatomprom has more than 26,000 employees and is amongst the leading uranium production companies in the world.
Polymetal aims to become the leading precious metals mining Group in Russia and the CIS through sustainable long-term growth and superior returns on invested capital.
We aspire to create value for all stakeholders through a three pronged strategy.
We seek to:
→ invest in existing assets to extend mine life and improve production efficiencies
→ create centralized processing facilities to benefit from increase economies of scale
→ pursue regional exploration campaigns to identify the next generation of producing assets
→ By 2012, Polymetal aims to increase gold production by over 100% to 630 Koz and to increase silver production by over 50% to 25.6 Moz.
→ Gold reserves are expected to increase by 100% to 8 Moz and silver reserves are expected to reach 600 Moz an 50% increase by 2011.
ARMZ Uranium Holding Co. (ARMZ), AKA Atomredmetzoloto, is currently ranked as the world’s second largest uranium mining company by resource base and is the fifth biggest global producer in terms of uranium output. ARMZ supplies strategic feedstock to the Russian nuclear industry, having produced 3687 tons of uranium in Russia and Kazakhstan in 2008. As of January 1, 2008, ARMZ’s uranium reserves and resources amounted to 538 013 tons of uranium, which has secured us the second place among global primary uranium producers.
ARMZ is part of Rosatom – the Russian State Corporation controlling the nation’s nuclear activities. ARMZ – together with its affiliates and subsidiaries – employs over 14 thousand people.
Founded in 1992, ARMZ is the successor of the world’s largest uranium production complex built by the Soviet Union. All uranium mines in Russia, as well as a number of uranium joint ventures in the former USSR and abroad, were brought together under ARMZ in 2008, after the restructuring of Russia’s nuclear industry had been completed.
In August of 2009 the key shareholder of the company became «PolyusGold”- OJSC which is the biggest gold mining company in Russia. Over the last two years the company`s share in the overall Kazakhstan`s gold production amounts to 15- 20%. In 2010 MMC Kazakhaltyn JSC is planning to increase the production at the existing mines and launch new projects with respect to long term development of the company.
Rio Tinto is a leading international mining group, combining Rio Tinto plc, a London listed public company headquartered in the UK, and Rio Tinto Limited, which is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange, with executive offices in Melbourne.
The two companies are joined in a dual listed companies (DLC) structure as a single economic entity, called the Rio Tinto Group.
The Group finds, mines and processes the earth’s mineral resources – metals and minerals essential for making thousands of everyday products that meet society’s needs and contribute to improved living standards.
The Group’s major products include aluminium, copper, diamonds, energy products, gold, industrial minerals (borates, titanium dioxide, salt and talc), and iron ore. Its activities span the world but are strongly represented in Australia and North America. There are also significant businesses in South America, Asia, Europe and southern Africa.
Our parent company is a mining engineering/environmental consultancy that services the industrial minerals sector from nine regional offices in the UK and international offices in China and Kazakhstan. Total worldwide staff complement is now in excess of 300.
The Group provides a wide range of services for minerals-related projects. This ranges from preliminary exploration planning, through reserve estimation, mine design and financial appraisal, to bankable final feasibility study.
WAI has a strong client list, including companies and organisations from the private and public sectors, as well as many major lending institutions. In addition, WAI has been involved in many AIM and Full Board London stock exchange listings.
Bateman has been active in Russia and the CIS since 1994.
In 2008 aiming at realization of strategic offering to our clients in a challenging global environment where economic value and cost are at the forefront of business planners’ minds, joint venture BATEMAN BEIJING AXIS was established. The key is to exploit low cost country sourcing advantages whilst mitigating the associated risks, managing quality and protecting lead times.
Along with proprietory unit, focused in engineering and supply of specialized processing equipment – Bateman Engineered Technologies (BET), Bateman Group of Companies incorporates The Delkor Group, recognized leader in the supply of solid / liquid separation equipment with more than 30 years of design, engineering and supply into mineral and chemical processing applications.
PricewaterhouseCoopers came to Kazakhstan 16 years ago and currently has more than 300 staff in two fully operating offices in Almaty and Astana. PricewaterhouseCoopers enjoys an unrivalled presence in the region, with offices in Baku (Azerbaijan), Tbilisi (Georgia), Yerevan (Armenia), Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) and Tashkent (Uzbekistan). The client base has grown along with PwC and covers all sectors of the economy, including energy, financial services, consumer and industrial products, telecommunications and services.
We are the only mining software company that provides solutions for the entire mining life cycle, ranging from exploration and mine design to underground and surface mining.
Established over twenty years ago, the strength of Micromine’s reputation and continued success can be directly attributed to our award winning software, world-class programming expertise and ability to meet the demands of a challenging and variable world market.
Micromine services over 12,000 clients in more than 90 countries worldwide. We have offices in 16 of the world’s largest mineral producing countries and are in the process of further expansion.
Our local teams are proficient in a number of relevant, local languages. Versions of our products are available in four languages, including English, Chinese, Russian and Spanish.
We are independent. American Appraisal limits its practice to valuation and related services. It’s all we do. We are not auditors, brokers or agents. We are an employee-owned firm with no agenda other than meeting our clients’ unique needs.
American Appraisal is a truly unique resource. We invite you to invest a few minutes exploring our web site in order to discover how we can be of assistance to you in the achievement of your objectives.
ERM has worked extensively in Kazakhstan and other countries in the Eurasia Region for more than 15 years. ERM has two permanent offices in Kazakhstan – in Almaty and in Atyrau – and holds Licenses from the Republic of Kazakhstan Ministry of Environmental Protection to conduct environmental consultancy, prepare EIAs, conduct environmental audits in accordance with Kazakhstan legal requirements.
The Corporation also has a 30% interest in a Joint Venture in Kazakhstan that is developing the Kharasan Uranium Project. In the United States, the Corporation has applied for a licence to construct and operate an ISR facility at Moore Ranch in the Powder River Basin and at JAB/Antelope in the Great Divide Basin of Wyoming. In addition, Uranium One owns the Dominion Uranium Project in South Africa and the Hobson – La Palangana ISR project in Texas.
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Providing the highest quality service to you drives all of our activity. Innovation and delivery are the values upon which our growth and success has been based. Founded in 1978, we now operate a network of offices and laboratories worldwide. Following an MBO in 2006, we have invested heavily in our infrastructure and capacity, adding new sites and testing facilities as well as expanding existing laboratories and installing industry leading technology throughout all our processes.
We know that our future success depends on listening to your needs and providing bespoke, flexible solutions that exceed your expectations. We are committed to this philosophy and, as we expand our commercial assay capability and geochemical services, we will continue to evolve our services and operations to match the changing demands of our dynamic industry.
Cameco is also a leading provider of processing services required to produce fuel for nuclear power plants, and generates 1,000 MW of clean electricity through a partnership in North America’s largest nuclear generating station located in Ontario, Canada.
NUKEM sources its products primarily (but not exclusively) in the Central Asian states of the former Soviet Union, referred to as the Commonwealth of Independent States or CIS. Headquartered in Danbury, Connecticut since 1999, NUKEM markets nuclear fuel components to utilities in North and South America, Western Europe and the Far East.
Tau Ken Samruk is the holding company for the Kazakh government’s stakes in some of the country’s largest metals and mining companies.
Kazakhstan mining witnessed widespread technological upgrades in recent years. This was further fuelled in recent years by spiralling international metal prices, rapidly expanding demand from China and India, and streamlined procedures for obtaining permits and foreign investment. The country’s current reserve of copper is estimated at 36mn tonnes. Further, it ranks second globally in manganese ore reserve, estimated at 600mn tonnes. Kazakhstan also hosts 30% of the worldwide chromite ore deposits, as well as 95% of the total chromium reserves within the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).
Kazakh-British Chamber of Commerce (“KBCC”) is a primary business association created with the support of Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the UK and Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Republic of Kazakhstan to promote Kazakh-British trade and investment by helping UK and Kazakh members of the Chamber to establish new and develop existing business relationships in both countries with a particular focus on developing exporting capabilities of the SME segment.
The Republican Association of Mining and Metallurgical Enterprises is recognized by the majority of Governmental Bodies and Ministries. It takes part in Kazakhstan’s Parliamentary Committee meetings. Representatives of the Association actively participate in the discussion of new legislation acts which concern extracting industries and contribute to the decision making process.
The Association publishes specialized Mining Journal and hosts website www.agmp.kz.
NBLgold provides a broad range of mining engineering, geotechnical, geological and corporate consulting services to exploration and mining companies and to financial services institutions, working globally, but specifically focusing on countries of the former Soviet Union.
Today, NBLgold undertakes work for a range of Russian and international clients, on gold, silver, platinum, diamonds, base metals, radioactive elements, ferrous metals and other minerals, in Russia, other FSU republics and Mongolia, as well as other countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. From 1995 NBLgold has collaborated closely with established international consulting and engineering groups, in order achieve synergies of scale and technology in such projects.
Eurasia Capital, a Hong Kong-based pan-regional investment bank with focus on China, Russia, Mongolia and Central Asia. As one of the region’s leading investment banks, Eurasia Capital provides cross border M&A advisory, capital raising, sales & trading and research services. Capital raising include IPOs, secondary offerings, private placements and depositary receipts programs.
Eurasia Capital offers its services to its international and regional clients including government organizations, sovereign wealth funds, private equity groups and global portfolio investors, with major emphasis on energy and resource sector, including key commodities like gold, copper, coal, uranium, iron ore, oil and gas.