Metals and mining, Uzbekistan Metals and Mining
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.
Until the end of 2015 Uzbek JSC "Almalyk Mining and Metallurgical Plant" (AMMC) would lead mining and processing complex (GOK) in the field of polymetallic ores Khandiza in Kashkadarya region in the south of the country to the design capacity, the press service of the AMMC stated on Wednesday.
"Already in 2015 the ore management of "Khandiza" goes at full capacity - mining and processing of 650 tons of ore per year", - the press service of the plant informs. According to AMMC, the plant will reach the planned figures due to the intensification of tunnel works and modernization of mining equipment.
In 2015-2016, Uzbek Almalyk mining and metallurgical plant (AGMK) will invest $101.1 million in expanding open pit of the Kalmakyr deposit to involve its outbalance porphyry copper ores into development, a representative of the company reported on Tuesday.
The plant prepared a feasibility study of the project and will begin the implementation of the heap leaching process, as the most effective technology for the copper mining, in the second half of 2015, said the interlocutor.
In 2015-2019 Uzbekistan plans to increase gold production by 20% as a minimum and 30% - according to optimistic forecasts, to the order of 120-130 tons annually.
So, Navoi MMC will build four gold mines for $ 330 million, will upgrade the existing quarries "Muruntau" and "Zarmitan" for $ 485 million.