In 1969 a document, describing the results of many years of research of the Talnakh deposit fields, came frome the State Commission of Reserves. Geologists promised Norilsk a bright future for decades to come, whereas the factory could increase the production of nickel and copper by 10 times! At the same time it became clear that the Nickel and the Copper Factories, calculated on a much poorer Norilsk deposit, will not be able to "digest" the Talnakh ore. A more powerful and modern factory was demanded.
It was first said of the construction of the second nickel factory during Soviet Prime Minister Alexei Kosygin’s visit to Norilsk in 1968. An order on its construction came in 1970 within the resolution of the development of the Norilsk production in the next five years.