The KRYPTON OCEAN GROUP’s activities are focused not only on designing and launching the Underwater Vehicle (the UV). The company also plans to further implement its project for the processing of minerals.
KRYPTON OCEAN GROUP comprises a subdivision that is responsible for logistics of the collected resources and organization of facilities for processing of the collected ocean minerals. Thus, our team has created a full cycle that allows simultaneous:
The effective implementation of this project for the mining and processing of minerals from deposits in the World Ocean requires a comprehensive approach: from the designing of subsea production units and development of mining technologies to the application of efficient and “green” ore treatment technologies. Thus, one of the major components of this project is the factory with a full production cycle for the output of separate metals: nickel, cobalt, copper, manganese, and other. Optimally, the place for the construction of the processing factory should be located in the vicinity of the mineral deposit.
For the efficient operation of the factory, a port station should be built at the distance of 500 meters from the coast in order to unload and transfer the nodules to the coast using hydrotransport facilities. This method for unloading will make it possible to allow for tidal peculiarities of the location. Our processing technology that is based on a hydrometallurgical process is wasteless, closed-cycle, and low-emission. All the mineral remains of the production process will be recycled to get mineral fertilizers necessary for the agricultural sector.
Below are the potential areas where the processing factory may be built:
1. Within the territory of the United States of America on the coast of the Pacific Ocean – particularly, the coastal territory close to San Diego, between San Clemente and Oceanside. There, the potential site for the construction contains all the necessary service and transportation lines - a motorway, railroad, and power supply networks (there is a nuclear power plant in the neighborhood). This part of the continent is “protected” by the San Onofre Mountains.
2. Mexico, since that country is located very “conveniently” in respect of two mineral deposits in the Clarion-Clipperton Zone and the Californian Field. From there, it is also possible to access the Peruvian Field.
It is quite probable that the price of major metals will be reconsidered in future, because it will be based on the reduced cost of production. Producers will get a chance to make their commodities more affordable – and this will be a new cycle of growth in the economy.
Those who will be the first to commence the mining and processing of seabed mineral resources will undoubtedly capture the full benefits.