The Minister of Transport proposes 200 million investment to Sokli mine
Sokli IBL Study Update
The Sokli IBL Update project was aimed to update the IBL Study carried out by Destia Ltd in 2008–09, which was based on a scenario where the concentrator plant was located in connection with the mine and the product was transported by rail via Salla to the Kemi port.
The Sokli IBL Update project examined the possibility to carry out the concentration of ore in Kovdor, Russia, that has a pre-existing rail connection to the Murmansk Port. Rail transport was explored as a possible way to transport ore to Russia. Comparisons were made to pipeline transport, which was examined as an alternative method. Destia was responsible for the designing of the entire mine area in cooperation with the engineering, project management and consulting company CTS Engtec Oy.