As of the end of 2014, ALROSA group investments in non-financial assets amounted to 38,537.3 mn rubles. One of the main strategic areas of the ALROSA Group investment program is the construction of underground mines. In 2014, works were carried out at four underground mines, namely Mir, Aikhal, Udachny and Internatsionalny.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

As of the end of 2014, the subsidiaries and affiliates of ALROSA group account for 27% of the total investments in non-financial assets. The major part of capital investments was allocated for the technical upgrade and replacement of worn-out equipment at mining and processing enterprises and transport and geological subdivisions of the Company.<\/p>\r\n <\/div>\r\n \r\n

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One of the main tasks that ALROSA Group is faced with is cutting costs when more and more rough diamonds are mined using a relatively expensive underground method. In order to improve production efficiency and profitability of its business, ALROSA opts for high-tech development model and introduces state-of-the-art mining and geological exploration solutions. In 2014 OJSC ALROSA introduced 28 scientific and technical developments and received 13 documents of title for utility model and inventions.<\/p>\r\n\r\n<\/div>\r\n<\/div>\r\n"}