The Company boasts its own energy resource base comprised of four hydrocarbon fields.
Nornickel’s key production facilities are located in the Arctic Circle, operating in sub-zero temperatures for about eight months of the year. It is therefore critical for the Group to supply energy not only to its production enterprises but also to infrastructure facilities and communities in its regions of operation.
Norilskgazprom produces gas and gas condensate from the Pelyatkinskoye, Yuzhno-Soleninskoye and Severo-Soleninskoye gas condensate fields, as well as the Messoyakhskoye gas field.
- Start of production: 1969
- Gas reserves: 253.2 bcm
- Gas condensate reserves: 4,697 kt
Norilsktransgaz transports natural gas and gas condensate from fields to consumers. The length of its gas and condensate pipelines totals 1,639 km. The pipelines were commissioned from 1969.
Taimyr Fuel Company is a strategic supplier of light and heavy oil products to the Far North, performing important commercial and social functions as well as exporting gas condensate to European consumers. The company’s operations span vast areas of Russia, including the Norilsk Industrial District, the cities of Krasnoyarsk and Dudinka, and the Murmansk and Chita Regions. Taimyr Fuel Company supplies petroleum products to mining, exploration, and transport companies and municipal enterprises. Its key consumers are the Norilsk Nickel Group enterprises.
About 85 kt of AI-92 and AI-95 petrol, diesel and jet fuel as well as almost 2 kt of various oils were delivered to the port of Dudinka between June and October 2021.
This year, regular deliveries of petroleum products to Taimyr will continue during the winter season as well, for the first time ever. Taimyr Fuel Company transitioned to year-round delivery last year, as Nornickel launched a comprehensive programme to upgrade its tank farm facilities.
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NTEK is an electricity and heat generation, transmission and distribution company. Energy is generated from both renewable (hydropower) and non-renewable (natural gas) sources. NTEK supplies electricity, heat, and water to Norilsk households as well as all industrial and commercial consumers in the Norilsk Industrial District. The local electricity grid is operationally and geographically isolated from the national grid (the Unified Energy System of Russia), which means stricter reliability requirements. NTEK operates five generating facilities: three thermal power plants with a total installed capacity of 1,115 MW and two hydropower plants with a total installed capacity of 1,111 MW. The total installed capacity of all plants is 2,226 MW.
Ust-Khantayskaya and Kureyskaya HPPs are Nornickel’s two renewable electricity generation facilities. In 2021, the share of renewables in total electricity generation stood at 47% for the Group and 52% for the Norilsk Industrial District.
Nornickel’s investment programme includes a number of large-scale priority projects to boost the share of renewables such as hydropower, capture fuel and energy savings, and improve the reliability of energy and gas supplies.