2019

Uralkali signs its first dual-currency pre-export facility.

2017

Uralkali successfully closed the book for a debut local exchange bond (series PBO-03-P) under its exchange bond programme.

2016

Uralkali secured a US$1.2 billion syndicated loan, the largest in its history.

2015

Uralkali delisted its Global Depositary Receipts from the London Stock Exchange.

2014

Uralkali obtained a licence to develop the Romanovsky block of the Verkhnekamskoye deposit with reserves of 385 million tonnes of sylvinite, according to the Company’s estimates.

2012

Uralkali started the construction of the Ust-Yayvinsky mine shafts.

2011

Uralkali and Silvinit merged to create one of the world’s leading potash producers

2010

A controlling stake in Uralkali was sold to companies owned by Russian businessmen Suleyman Kerimov (25%), Filaret Galchev (15%), and Alexander Nesis (13.2%), while retaining about 10% of Uralkali shares.

2009

With the support of Uralkali and Silvinit, the Potash Institute was established on the campus of the Perm State Technical University.

2008

Silvinit acquired a license to mine and explore the Polovodovsky block of the Verkhnekamskoe deposit.

2007

In October 2007, Uralkali listed its shares on the London Stock Exchange. Uralkali’s order book was 23 times oversubscribed.

2006

In October 2006, brine started seeping into Berezniki-1 mine. For ten days Uralkali did its best to save the mine. However, an increase in the brine flow forced the Company to cease operations at the mine. The State Commission established by Russia’s mining safety watchdog, Rostekhnadzor, investigated the causes of the accident and concluded that it was the result of a geological anomaly in the structure of the Verkhnekamskoe deposit. The circumstances of the accident were classified as “extraordinary and unavoidable”.

2004

Uralkali obtained a license to develop the Ust-Yaivinsky block of the Verkhnekamskoe deposit.

2001

The Baltic Bulk Terminal (BBT) was launched in Saint Petersburg. BBT is currently among Russia’s leading mineral fertiliser transshipment terminals.

1992

The Berezniki-4 chemical enrichment plant produced its first 98% potassium chloride.

Uralkali became a joint stock company.

The Silvinit Production Association was renamed as OJSC Silvinit.

1986

The mine at Berezniki-3 was flooded following the disruption of waterproof strata which allowed water penetration from higher layers into the mine.

In order to maintain raw material supply to the Mine 3 enrichment plant, it was decided that potash ore be supplied from Mine 4, which was then under construction. Mine 4 is Russia’s most recent potash mine. It produced its first ore in late 1986 and is now Uralkali’s largest mine.

1983

The Solikamsk Potash Mill was divested from the Uralkali Production Association and incorporated into a separate entity called the Silvinit Production Association.

1973

The Third Potash Mining Complex (Berezniki-3) started potassium chloride production. Berezniki-3 was then the world’s largest producer of potash.

1965

Construction began of the Third Potash Mining Complex with an annual capacity of 3.6 million tonnes in Berezniki.

1964

The Soviet National Economy Council agreed to establish the Uralkali industrial association in Berezniki, combining the First and Second Potash Mining Complexes located in Solikamsk and Berezniki respectively. These facilities formed the First Potash Mining Complex.

The construction of the Second Potash Mining Complex in Berezniki, with an annual capacity of 3.5 million tonnes, was started. This is now Berezniki-2.

1963

The USSR’s first flotation enrichment plant was launched at the Berezniki Potash Mining Complex.

1962

The carnallite plant’s first production line, with an annual capacity of 180 tonnes, was put into operation.

1950–1960

The Berezniki Mine underwent a large-scale refurbishment, with the automation of manual labor processes.

1949

Further construction work at the Berezniki Second Potash Mining Complex was resumed.

1942

The Berezniki Potash Mining Complex started to produce pure white and technically modified salts.

During the World War II, the USSR urgently needed carnallite to produce the magnesium required by the aviation industry. The carnallite ore reserves found in the Verkhnekamskoe potash-magnesium salt deposit enabled carnallite production. On May 1, 1944 the first carnallite was produced.

1936

The construction of the Berezniki Potash Mining Complex was suspended due to financial constraints and was resumed shortly before World War II.

1934

The First Potash Mining Complex was launched in Solikamsk.

1932

The excavation of the first Berezniki mine shaft started. In 1935, this shaft and a second shaft were linked.

1930

Soyuzkali decided to construct the Second Potash Mining Complex in Berezniki, later to become Uralkali’s Berezniki-1.

1927

The construction of the First Potash Mining Complex began in Solikamsk.

1926

The USSR State Planning Committee Presidium approved a resolution to develop the Soviet potash industry around Solikamsk and its adjacent fields. The Soyuzkali Group was established.

1925

Prospectors, headed by Professor Pavel Preobrazhensky, discovered the Verkhnekamskoe potash-magnesium salt deposit.
  • 2019

    Uralkali signs its first dual-currency pre-export facility.

  • 2017

    Uralkali successfully closed the book for a debut local exchange bond (series PBO-03-P) under its exchange bond programme.

  • 2016

    Uralkali secured a US$1.2 billion syndicated loan, the largest in its history.

  • 2015

    Uralkali delisted its Global Depositary Receipts from the London Stock Exchange.

  • 2014

    Uralkali obtained a licence to develop the Romanovsky block of the Verkhnekamskoye deposit with reserves of 385 million tonnes of sylvinite, according to the Company’s estimates.

  • 2012

    Uralkali started the construction of the Ust-Yayvinsky mine shafts.

  • 2011

    Uralkali and Silvinit merged to create one of the world’s leading potash producers

  • 2010

    A controlling stake in Uralkali was sold to companies owned by Russian businessmen Suleyman Kerimov (25%), Filaret Galchev (15%), and Alexander Nesis (13.2%), while retaining about 10% of Uralkali shares.

  • 2009

    With the support of Uralkali and Silvinit, the Potash Institute was established on the campus of the Perm State Technical University.

  • 2008

    Silvinit acquired a license to mine and explore the Polovodovsky block of the Verkhnekamskoe deposit.

  • 2007

    In October 2007, Uralkali listed its shares on the London Stock Exchange. Uralkali’s order book was 23 times oversubscribed.

  • 2006

    In October 2006, brine started seeping into Berezniki-1 mine. For ten days Uralkali did its best to save the mine. However, an increase in the brine flow forced the Company to cease operations at the mine. The State Commission established by Russia’s mining safety watchdog, Rostekhnadzor, investigated the causes of the accident and concluded that it was the result of a geological anomaly in the structure of the Verkhnekamskoe deposit. The circumstances of the accident were classified as “extraordinary and unavoidable”.

  • 2004

    Uralkali obtained a license to develop the Ust-Yaivinsky block of the Verkhnekamskoe deposit.

  • 2001

    The Baltic Bulk Terminal (BBT) was launched in Saint Petersburg. BBT is currently among Russia’s leading mineral fertiliser transshipment terminals.

  • 1992

    The Berezniki-4 chemical enrichment plant produced its first 98% potassium chloride.

    Uralkali became a joint stock company.

    The Silvinit Production Association was renamed as OJSC Silvinit.

  • 1986

    The mine at Berezniki-3 was flooded following the disruption of waterproof strata which allowed water penetration from higher layers into the mine.

    In order to maintain raw material supply to the Mine 3 enrichment plant, it was decided that potash ore be supplied from Mine 4, which was then under construction. Mine 4 is Russia’s most recent potash mine. It produced its first ore in late 1986 and is now Uralkali’s largest mine.

  • 1983

    The Solikamsk Potash Mill was divested from the Uralkali Production Association and incorporated into a separate entity called the Silvinit Production Association.

  • 1973

    The Third Potash Mining Complex (Berezniki-3) started potassium chloride production. Berezniki-3 was then the world’s largest producer of potash.

  • 1965

    Construction began of the Third Potash Mining Complex with an annual capacity of 3.6 million tonnes in Berezniki.

  • 1964

    The Soviet National Economy Council agreed to establish the Uralkali industrial association in Berezniki, combining the First and Second Potash Mining Complexes located in Solikamsk and Berezniki respectively. These facilities formed the First Potash Mining Complex.

    The construction of the Second Potash Mining Complex in Berezniki, with an annual capacity of 3.5 million tonnes, was started. This is now Berezniki-2.

  • 1963

    The USSR’s first flotation enrichment plant was launched at the Berezniki Potash Mining Complex.

  • 1962

    The carnallite plant’s first production line, with an annual capacity of 180 tonnes, was put into operation.

  • 1950–1960

    The Berezniki Mine underwent a large-scale refurbishment, with the automation of manual labor processes.

  • 1949

    Further construction work at the Berezniki Second Potash Mining Complex was resumed.

  • 1942

    The Berezniki Potash Mining Complex started to produce pure white and technically modified salts.

    During the World War II, the USSR urgently needed carnallite to produce the magnesium required by the aviation industry. The carnallite ore reserves found in the Verkhnekamskoe potash-magnesium salt deposit enabled carnallite production. On May 1, 1944 the first carnallite was produced.

  • 1936

    The construction of the Berezniki Potash Mining Complex was suspended due to financial constraints and was resumed shortly before World War II.

  • 1934

    The First Potash Mining Complex was launched in Solikamsk.

  • 1932

    The excavation of the first Berezniki mine shaft started. In 1935, this shaft and a second shaft were linked.

  • 1930

    Soyuzkali decided to construct the Second Potash Mining Complex in Berezniki, later to become Uralkali’s Berezniki-1.

  • 1927

    The construction of the First Potash Mining Complex began in Solikamsk.

  • 1926

    The USSR State Planning Committee Presidium approved a resolution to develop the Soviet potash industry around Solikamsk and its adjacent fields. The Soyuzkali Group was established.

  • 1925

    Prospectors, headed by Professor Pavel Preobrazhensky, discovered the Verkhnekamskoe potash-magnesium salt deposit.

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