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NARFU and AGD Diamonds discuss possible ways for cooperation

01 november 2019

The representatives of the Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov payed a visit to the Grib Mining Division and discussed possible ways for cooperation with AGD Diamonds, as per a report by NARFU.  

Image credit: AGD Diamonds

NARFU’s Principal Elena Kudryashova noted that AGD Diamonds can provide very good career opportunities for university students. 
“This enterprise has comfortable working conditions, a social security package and decent salaries. AGD Diamonds' employees are ready to participate in the staff training initiatives of the university,” she said.
During the visit, the parties discussed the development of additional educational programs for AGD Diamonds specialists and the organization of the Student Construction Team, which will help to improve the territory of the enterprise in the coming summer.
The management of AGD Diamonds confirmed its readiness to participate in the activities of the Inter-regional Scientific and Educational Center «Russian Arctic: New Materials, Technologies and Research Methods». 
The Arctic Scientific and Educational Center focuses on exploration, mining and processing of minerals.
Gennady Piven, Doctor of Engineering, First Deputy General Director of AGD Diamonds spoke about the company's operational activities. The company is developing the Grib diamond deposit in the Arkhangelsk Province. Since its establishment, AGD Diamonds has identified and developed more than 400 mineral deposits. 
At present, AGD Diamonds is focused on its mining activities. In 2018, the company produced 5 million carats of diamonds. This summer, the company recovered its 20th million carat of diamonds. 
The company reported that its rough diamond trade in 2018-2019 remained steadily growing.
In January, 2019, AGD Diamonds said that it was granted licenses for diamond exploration, including exploration and evaluation of diamond deposits, in the Mezensky District of the Arkhangelsk Province. These include Razlomnoe, Torfyanoe and Yuzhno-Verkhotinskoe targets. The company also received an exploration license for the Krugly area on December 5, 2018. 

Victoria Quiri, Correspondent of the European Bureau, Rough&Polished, Strasbourg