The Chief Executive Officer of JSC NMC Tau-Ken Samruk met today with the Director of the UK Critical Minerals Intelligence Centre (CMIC)

The guest was acquainted with projects implemented by the National Mining Company.

The Critical Minerals Intelligence Centre (CMIC) was established in 2022 as part of the British Geological Survey to provide the UK with timely and sustainable supplies of minerals and metals necessary for the transition of the country’s economy to zero emissions in the coming decades.

Critical minerals are of high importance for the economy, however, there are certain risks in terms of providing the country with these minerals. The British list of critical minerals includes, among others, silicon and tungsten. In this regard, two projects of Tau-Ken Samruk are of the greatest interest to the CMIC: silicon production – Tau-Ken Temir, and tungsten deposits – Severniy Katpar and Verkhneye Kairakty.

Bakyt Chirchikbayev and Paul Lusty discussed the possibilities of cooperation in the development of silicon production and tungsten deposits. Mr. Lusty noted that the CMIC is interested in supporting Kazakhstani manufacturers seeking to switch to the production of higher-grade products.