In 2020, the Company completed the basic automation of its production processes, building a mining management infrastructure. As a result, all underground mines were equipped with positioning and communication systems. A powerful system was created to feed virtually unlimited volumes of data from the surface underground and back.

The Technology Breakthrough programme was also implemented as part of these basic automation efforts. From 2020, the next phase of the programme, Technology Breakthrough 2.0, was launched to further develop digital operations.

More details on the Technology Breakthrough programme
Key achievements in automation

Digital transformation is ongoing. Through this journey, we will build highly effective and agile digital operations with advanced business processes.

In 2020, Nornickel also moved to the second phase of its IT strategy: advanced automation projects. Nornickel is already rolling out Industry 4.0 innovations across its operations and business activities.