Russian Mining Excellence Award

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About the Russian Mining Excellence Awards

The Russian mining industry has much to be proud of and deserves greater recognition for its contribution of to the country’s economic growth and development of best practices in responsible management of planet’s largest wealth of natural resources. MINEX Russian Mining Excellence Award was established by the MINEX Russia Forum in 2007 with the aim to encourage, recognise and reward excellence in the Russian mining and geological industry. The Awards Criteria and Categories are themed differently every year and designed to stimulate peer-to-peer competition for the right to be nominated as Russia’s mining champion. The award has become an instant success by offering an unbiased and independent platform for highlighting success stories and awarding Russian and International companies and managers for their outstanding achievements in improving mining industry standards and practices in Russia. MINEX is Russia’s leading mining and exploration Forum and as such continues to provide the latest and most useful information to help miners become more productive. This role places MINEX Russia Forum in an excellent position to host awards that champion a safe, sustainable and more productive industry. Russian Mining Excellence Awards are open to local and international businesses operating in Russia and are run by a group of independent Awards Committee members which ensures the Award’s credibility and highest industry esteem.

For further information please contact MINEX Russia 2014 Forum organising committee:

In London – Tel. +44 207 520 9341 or in Moscow – Tel: +7 (495) 249 49 03 or

Email: admin@minexforum.com

2014 winners

09.10.2014 – WINNERS OF THE 8TH RUSSIAN MINING EXCELLENCE AWARDS CONFIRMED

The winners of the 8th Russian Mining Excellence Award have been announced on 9 October 2014 at the Gala Dinner of the MINEX Russia Mining and Exploration Forum in Moscow.

The Award finalists were presented with honorary diplomas. The winners have received the handmade bronze sculpture of a Miner set on the semiprecious stone plinth and a metal plated plaque commemorating their Mining Champion Status in Russia’s most prestigious mining industry award.

THE WINNERS OF THE 8TH RUSSIAN MINING EXCELLENCE AWARDS ARE

EXPLORER OF THE YEAR – The Petropavlovsk Group of Companies

MINEX-14-3DayGalaDinner-43The Petropavlovsk Group of Companies is actively exploring prospective areas in the vicinity of its four operating gold mines: Pokrovskiy, Pioneer, Malomir and Albyn. 2013 was another successful year for the Group's exploration teams: the Group identified approximately 180 tonnes of new, non-refractory gold resources. During 2014, the Group continued to build on this success: of the resources identified in 2013, approximately 96 tonnes have already been classified in accordance with the JORC Code.

 

 

MINING PROJECT OF THE YEAR – Polymetal International plc

MINEX-14-3DayGalaDinner-45Polymetal International plc is the first, and so far the only, company in Russia and the CIS to use the process of pressure oxidation (POX) to recover gold from refractory ore concentrate. This technology is used at the Amursk hub (in the Khabarovsk Territory). It has enabled the development of the refractory gold ore deposits in the Far East, which until now have not been developed due to the absence of a suitable processing technology. The Amursk hub achieved its design throughput and recoveries in Q4 2013. In 1H 2014, gold production was 115 Koz (an increase of 179% compared to the same period in 2013) while the average recovery was 93%. 


 

INVESTOR OF THE YEAR- Baring Vostok

MINEX-14-3DayGalaDinner-60For the investment in the Tigers Realm Coal project

 

 

 

 

 

HR PROJECT OF THE YEAR – Kinross Gold Corporation

MINEX-14-3DayGalaDinner-51Awarded for the establishment and development of a certified professional training centre at Kupol.  The Kupol training centre provides 39 certified core training programs and 4 skill improvement courses. A total of 357 employees completed professional training on core educational programs at the Kupol training centre in 2013. In total, 416 professional qualifications were awarded and 139 licenses to operate machinery and equipment issued. The training centre provides its input to the development of a new generation of skilled professionals for the mining industry in Russia. Learn more about the Kupol training centre at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vy2cmuKWC0


 

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PROJECT OF THE YEAR – Uralkali

MINEX-14-3DayGalaDinner-58Awarded to Uralkali for implementation of a number of environmental, social and infrastructure projects aimed at improving the quality of life in the region where they operate. In 2013, several significant programmes have been initiated and completed like a project to develop child and youth basketball, creation of Berezniki-Solikamsk Agglomeration Master Plan and funding for the programme of resettlement of slum housing.

 

 

 

MINING LEGEND – Vadim Tumanov

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HOW TO SUBMIT PROPOSAL FOR THE NOMINATION FOR THE 2014 RUSSIAN MINING EXCELLENCE AWARDS 

1.    To submit proposal for the nomination of the company or project, please submit no later than 15 August 2014 electronically on the MINEX Russia 2014 Forum website www.minexrussia.com via email admin@minexforum.com.

2.    Participation in the Award is FREE. Applications are accepted from Russian and foreign companies, government representatives and executives. 

3.    Company or project can be proposed for the nomination in no more than 3 categories. 

4.    To maintain the high professional level of the awards The MINEX Awards Committee reserves the right to accept or reject applications which do not meet the Awards criteria. 

5.    Once the application has been accepted, the applicant will be required to submit accompanying information (when required). Additional materials (rationale for nominating the project for obtaining Awards, up to 5 pages) must be submitted no later than the 15th of August 2014 to the following address: admin@minexforum.com.

6.    Finalist it the Categories 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 will be announced on 8 September 2014 on  MINEX Russia 2014 Forum website www.minexrussia.com/2014 and internet poll will commence soon after.  Winners in the Categories 6 and 7 will be selected by the Award Committee and announced on 9 October 2014. 

7.    The Award finalists and winners will be announced at the Russian Mining Excellence Awards Gala Dinner on 9 October in Moscow. All finalists will receive diplomas. The award winners will also receive handmade bronze sculpture of Miner set on the semiprecious stone plinth and metal plated plaque.

8.    Award finalists and winners will be invited for the award group photo and awards interviews recorded for MINEX TV (internet video recordings of the forum highlights).

AWARDS SCHEDULE  

22.05 – 15.08.2014  acceptance of the nominee applications and submission of the accompanying information
15.08 – 08.09.2014  selection of the award finalists 
08.09 – 26.09.2014    internet voting
tbc evaluation of the internet poll results and winner selection at a Closed meeting of the Awards Committee
09.10.2014   awards presentation at the MINEX Russia Forum Dinner at the Radisson Slavyanskaya Hotel in Moscow
10.10.2014   announcement of the Awards results via web and media broadcast
10.01.15 – 15.02.15     election of the 2015 Awards Committee
tbc announcement of the MINEX Russian Mining Excellence Award Nomination Categories 2015 

   

 

 

 

 

 

Rules

AWARDS CATEGORIES 

  • Explorer of the Year 
  • Mining Project of the Year
  • Investor of the Year
  • HR Project of the Year
  • Sustainable development project of the Year
  • Mining Legend
  • Russian Miner of the Year

HOW TO SUBMIT A NOMINATION

A nomination for Russian Mining Excellence Award may be submitted by mine personnel or any mining company/contractor associated with the Russian mining industry.
Entry into the 8th Annual Russian Mining Excellence Award is FREE. The nominations must be submitted before 15 August 2014 electronically on the MINEX Russia 2014 Forum website www.minexrussia.com via email admin@minexforum.com.

NOMINEES

Nominations will be accepted from Russian and International managers and any mining company/contractors associated with the Russian mining industry. 

FINALISTS SELECTION

An independent panel of judges (Awards Committee) with expertise in the Russian mining industry will determine the finalists in each category on the basis on demonstrated innovation and excellence in outcome. 
For specific selection criteria for each category please refer to the Award Categories description.

WINNER SELECTION

The list of Finalists will be advertised on www.minexrussia.com/2014 website and an online poll will be run prior to the Forum which will open to all readers.
Poll results will be presented to the Awards Committee which will then review all highly commended entries and will then use poll results to determine a winner for each category. 

ANNOUNCEMENT OF FINALIST AND WINNERS

Celebrating its 8th year, the 2014 Russian Mining Excellence Awards ceremony will take place on Thursday 9 October 2014 at the at the Radisson Slavianskaya Hotel in Moscow and will bring together some of the biggest names in the Russian Mining Industry whilst also recognising award companies and individuals for their key contribution to the industry.

Finalists will be published on www.minexrussia.com/2014 website and advertised in the Forum Media release. 

Winners will be presented at the at the MINEX Russia 2014 Gala Dinner on 9 October 2014 in Moscow.

All finalists will receive diplomas. The award winners will also receive handmade bronze sculpture of Miner set on the semiprecious stone plinth and a metal plated plaque. 

Results of the ceremony will be published on MINEX websites www.minexforum.com, www.minexrussia.com and will be widely covered by the Russian and international media partners of the “MINEX Russia 2014” Forum.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)

1. We /I can’t enter our/ my project because of confidentiality issues with our/my client, or because We/I don’t want to give away the secrets behind my application! What can I do?
We understand your predicament, but that should not stop you from receiving the recognition you deserve. We are flexible about the nature and specificity of the information we will ask of you; special arrangements can be made with the judging panel if particular confidentiality requirements are considered necessary for business purposes, and no proprietary details of the winning project will be published.

2. What is the deadline?
Entry deadline for the 8th Annual Russian Mining Excellence Awards will be in 15 August 2014. However, if you require an extension, please contact Ms Nataliya Tarasova – the Awards Co-ordinator at Tel. +7 (495) 249 49 03 or admin@ minexforum.com to discuss the options.

3. When will I know if I’m a finalist?
Finalists will be announced on 8 September 2014 on the MINEX Russia Forum website, Awards News release and announcement from Supporting the Forum. Our staff will contact you in advance to coordinate your attendance at the ceremony, where the winning projects will be revealed.

If you have any further queries, please contact Ms Nataliya Tarasova – the Awards Co-ordinator at Tel. +7 (495) 249 49 03 or admin@ minexforum.com. 

Don’t miss out on being recognised for your hard work!

Categories

2014 AWARDS CATEGORIES DESCRIPTION 

In 2014, the “Russian Mining Excellence Award” will be awarded in the following categories

1 NOMINATION - "EXPLORER OF THE YEAR"

Award description: For achievements in mineral exploration in Russia. 

Nominee: A company or organisation.

Evaluation criteria: Achievements that have helped to expand mineral resources and substantially boost reserves in the period between two MINEX Russia Forums, including the discovery of new fields, a significant increase in reserves of previously discovered fields and/or revaluation of reserves at previously explored sites confirmed by Russia’s GKZ or CRIRSCO recognised reports.

2 NOMINATION - "MINING PROJECT OF THE YEAR"

Award description: For the successful implementation of a mining project in Russia.

Nominee: A company or organisation.

Evaluation criteria: Successful (large scale and effective) implementation of a mining or mineral/metals processing project in Russia in the period between two MINEX Russia forums. 

3 NOMINATION  - "INVESTOR OF THE YEAR"

Award description: For successful bringing in investments to the Russian mining industry. 

Nominee: A company or organisation (banks, funds, investment companies which finance mining exploration and production projects, as well as mining companies which participate in M&A deals in Russia).

Evaluation criteria: Large-scale financing of third party mining projects (that were not earlier owned by the company) and effective organisation of investment financing of a major project at an early stage and/or in a high risk environment. The valuation takes also into account total investments raised/provided between two MINEX Russia forums.

4 NOMINATION  - "HR PROJECT OF THE YEAR" 

Award description: For the successful implementation of a professional development, education and/or training project in the Russian mining industry.

Eligible nominee: A company or an organisation (mining, exploration and service companies, and higher educational institutions).

Evaluation criteria: Implementation of a project related to professional/advanced development, education and/or training of mining personnel between two MINEX Russia Forums that led to significant improvements in the professional and qualification levels of company staff and university graduates.  

5 NOMINATION - " SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PROJECT OF THE YEAR" 

Award description: For the successful implementation of project in the mining industry which made significant positive impact on the development of management systems and society (description given in the evaluation criteria).

Eligible nominee: A company or an organisation 

Evaluation criteria: Successful implementation of the project in the Russian mining industry between 2 MINEX Russia Forums in the field of social responsibility, including: 

- Environmental and industrial safety; 
- Information openness and transparency; 
- Impact on the development of social policy and structure of the region; 
- The implementation of charitable and sponsorship programs.

6  NOMINATION - "MINING LEGEND" *

Description: For a major personal contribution to the development of the Russia’s mining and geological industry. 
Eligible nominee: Managers, scientists and employees of companies, organisations and government agencies.
Evaluation criteria: Exceptional and widely recognised personal contribution to the development of the mining and geological industry in Russia/CIS.

 

Awards Committee

For further information please contact the Awards Co-ordinator at MINEX Russia Organising Committee 

Ms Natalia Tarasova
Tel. +7 (495) 249 49 03 or admin@ minexforum.com

 


 The Russian Mining Excellence Award committee members 2014

Sergey Nikishichev Chairperson – Russian Mining Excellence Award committee 2014
PhD (Economics), Head of IEEC, IMC Montan group
Alexander Lopatnikov  Managing Director, American Appraisal (Russia)
Denis Alexandrov  CEO, Auriant Mining
Evgeni Khrustalev  Partner, Transaction Advisory Services Department, EY Moscow Head of Metals & Mining Group in CIS , EY
Julia Boiko  General Director, Wardell Armstrong Russia
Mikhail Leskov Russian Gold Miners’ Union, Board Member 
Ralf Novak  Director, Bryanston Resources CIS
Roman Schetinsky Head of New Projects Department, GV GOLD (OJSC Vysochaishy)
Sergey Khinkis Co-Head of Sector IB, Head of Metals & Mining, Managing Director, Sberbank CIB
Tatiana Linde Academic Secretary, Federal Budgetary Organisation 
The State Minerals Commission (GKZ)
Vadim Petrov Provost, Moscow State Mining University – Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys 

 

 

2013 winners

MINEX Annual Russian Mining Excellence Award Winners 2013
 

  1. “PROSPECTOR OF THE YEAR” – OAO Pavlik Gold
     
  2. “PROJECT OF THE YEAR” – Polymetal International plc
     
  3. “INVESTOR OF THE YEAR” – Kinross Gold
     
  4. “HR PROJECT OF THE YEAR” – OOO Micromine Rus, together with the Institute of Mining, Geology and Geotechnology of the Siberian Federal University
     
  5. “INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR” – OOO NITs Hydrometallurgyia
     
  6. “MINING LEGEND” – Nikolai Pavlovich Laverov
     
  7. “EVENT OF THE YEAR” – OOO NITs Hydrometallurgyia

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