APPAK, LLP is the first Kazakh-Japanese Joint Venture entered into uranium industrial production.
The company was established in 2005 aiming to development of Western Mynkuduk field. At the moment of establishment its sole incorporator was NAC Kazatomprom, JSC.
In July 6, 2006 APPAK, LLP was reregistered with a new equity share distribution, namely: NAC Kazatomprom, JSC – 65 %, Sumitomo Corporation – 25%, and The Kansai Electric Power – 10%. Establishment of APPAK, LLP is the first stage of the strategic partnership program implementation between the companies specified.
Construction of production facilities and residential areas of the mine with subsequent commissioning was executed within the shortest time period.
Construction activities have been started at the mine as early as ten days after company reregistration.
The first production well was installed in February 2007.
In August of the same year statutory license for construction, commissioning, operation and decommissioning of nuclear facilities was obtained.
In May 1, 2008 года the first portion of uranium as rich eluate was produced.
In June 3, 2008 an official opening ceremony of the Western Mynkuduk mining plant was held.
Uranium mining and processing is carried out in compliance with ASTM 967.
All activities at the APPAK, LLP mining plant are carried out in accordance with the Environmental Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
December 24, 2008
State acceptance testing of APPAK, LLP mining facilities was conducted;
two (2) process units were commissioned for operation.
January 4, 2009
The first Natural Uranium Chemical Concentrate (“yellow cake”) was produced in APPAK, LLP mining plant.