Uzbekistan, Metals and mining
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.
New smelting furnace of 17 thousand tons of copper production capacity a year to be launched in UzbekistanEdited by Rhod Mackenzie / 2017-01-12 10:39:24
Almalyk mining and smelting combine increases manufacture of copper products. So, there was commissioned a new subdivision, copper wire production workshop, at the copper plant in late 2016.
The volumes of steel making in 6 CIS countries in January - October 2016 fell by 0.2% to 84.746 mln tons while in October they rose by 0.3% to 8.463 mln tons (both results in the annual terms).
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).
The World Steel Association of Steel producers reported that steel output in the 6 CIS countries in Q1 2016 fell by 0.4% while in March it grew by 2.3% in annual terms.
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.
JSC “Uzbek metallurgical combine” (Uzmetkombinat) plans to start the development of titanium magnetite ores deposit Tebinbulak this year. They stated to Regnum at the plant.
The agency reports that the project, valued $600 million has been confirmed by the government of Uzbekistan. It considers creation of productive capacities by 2021.
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.