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Uzbekistan has worked out a project of construction of a metallurgical plant near Tashkent. The plant will specialize in the output of cold rolled plates and cold rolled plates with coating.
In 2017-2028 the Russian NGO RIVS company from St.
UGMK should sign a memorandum on mining of vanadium-containing titanomagnetite ores from the Tebinbulak deposit (Uzbekistan) with the organization of steelmaking enterprise there.
On the basis of the Uzbek metallurgical plant it is planned to found the first in the country production of seamless hot deformed pipes.
At the first stage the Uzbek metallurgical plant will produce up to 0.1 mln tons of new products a year. The project capacity of the complex is 0.28 mln tons of pipes a year.
The planned period of the construction start is 2017. The completion of construction is planned for 2020.
The investor is the Chinese company Tianjin Ring-Top Petroleum Manufacturing.
Uzbek metallurgical plant also plans to organize the production of ferroalloys (ferrosilicon – until 2017, ferrosilicon manganese –until 2018), steel wire ropes (2016-2017), rod wire at the mill -300 in the sort-rolling shop #2 (2016-2018).
Employees of the State Enterprise "Navoi MMC" (NMSC) have invented a new method of extracting gold from refractory sulfide gold-ore, the press service of the Agency for Intellectual Property of Uzbekistan informs.
"The method is used in gold bio-hydrometallurgy. Its mission is to enhance the recovery of gold from refractory sulfide gold-ores, containing carbonaceous material", - the report informs.
The mining company Rio Tinto Ltd has suspended geologic exploration work for copper in Uzbekistan due to unfavorable world prices for non-ferrous metals, the State Committee on Geology and Mineral Resources (Goskomgeo) of Uzbekistan reported RIA Novosti.
Project of geologic exploration work with Rio Tinto was not included into the state investment program in 2016.
Uzbek state company “Navoi Mining and Metallurgical plant” is about to invest $101.5 million for development projects in 2016, a spokesman for the company stated to RIA Novosti.
In 2015, NGMK finished implementation of projects, valued at $158 million in total. In particular, the plant has carried out technical re-equipment of the core production facilities (gold, uranium) of $57.7 million in value. Besides, there has been completed an expansion of the tail facilities of the refining capacities in Zarafshan, as well as the construction of a tailing pit in Uchkuduk. The total value of the projects made up $70.5 million.
In 2015, Uzbek Navoi mining and metallurgical plant has completed implementation of projects to the total amount of $158 million, a representative of the plant reports.
"The five projects, four of which provided for the modernization of existing production lines, and one - the construction of a new facility were scheduled to be performed this year, their construction was completed," - he said. In particular, the plant carried out technical re-equipment of the main production line for gold and uranium to the total amount of $57.7 million. The program provides for the replacement of mill blocks in grinding shops, modernization of gravity shops, replacement of units of sorption plants, thickeners.
Uzbek Navoiy mining and metallurgical plant has completed the modernization of the industrial complex of gold heap leaching, a representative of the plant reported on Friday.
To date, the country's annual production makes up more than 4 million tons of coal. “Uzbekugol” together with the State Geology Committee plans to complete main stage of exploration operation at the new coal deposit Vuadil, 12news.uz reports.