In Karaganda region Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin participated in the grand opening of a ferroalloy plant and visited several mining and processing enterprises.
The head of government congratulated those present on the launch of a new ferroalloy plant, underscoring the importance of a high-tech enterprise for further socio-economic development of the region. One of the features of the project is the introduction of the cutting-edge technological production developments within the framework of Industry 4.0. At the first phase, the company plans to yield 180,000 tons of fully export-oriented products per annum.
“In prospect, we are going to increase output to 240,000 tons every year,” Askar Mamin said and highlighted that “the complex of gas cleaning systems and the use of electric power instead of coal will almost completely neutralize harmful emissions into the atmosphere and, therefore, will minimize the negative impact on the environment”.
The new ferroalloy plant will be one of the key metallurgical enterprises and will make a positive contribution to the socio-economic development of the region and the entire country. Ferrosilicon will mainly be supplied to Russia, Turkey, South Korea, the United States, and the countries of the European Union. That the share of the Kazakhstani content in the finished-product output will be more than 94%. During the plant construction, more than 1,500 new jobs were created. 350 permanent jobs will be created in the period of operation with an increase up to 550 during the second phase.
The Prime Minister stressed the vital role of Karaganda region in developing the manufacturing, metallurgical, mining industries, in particular, ferrous and non-ferrous metallurgy and engineering in Kazakhstan. (Kazinform/Ukrainian metal)