Russia: SUMZ to invest 200 million rubles in Vanyukov furnace repair

Sredneuralsky Copper-Smelting Works has started the scheduled repair of the Vanyukov furnace No. 1.

The company intends to invest some 238 million rubles in the repair.

The furnace commissioning is scheduled for June 8.

The Vanyukov furnace No. 1 was put into operation in 1994, and No. 2 in 2009. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: SUMZ processes quarter of copper slag

In 10 years Sredneuralsky Copper Works has processed over a quarter (26%) of metal slag, accumulated during 78 years of operation. According to the SUMZ chief environment engineer Marina Sycheva, each year the processing factory produces over 60 thousand tons of copper concentrate, which the works uses in its manufacture. Another product of slag processing…

Russia: SUMZ assets being demolished

The Sredneuralsky Copper-Smelting Works has started demolishing the main premises of the double superphosphate shop. The shop was put out of operation in February 2009. The size of the premises is 17 thousand square meters, it consists of 5 buildings, being demolished one after another. The demolition of the main premises started in summer of…

Russia: SUMZ finishes repair of VF2

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Russia: SUMZ profits up in 2016

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Russia: SUMZ revamps non-ferrous casting shop

The Sredneuralsk Copper Works, a part of UMMC, has assembled a centrifugal casting machine and two induction melting furnaces with the capacity of 1 ton each at its non-ferrous castings site. The size of the site, which is situated in the repairs premises, is 400 square meters. The company has also purchased two casting ladles…