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AGMK to complete implementation of six projects

7 January 2014

Almalyk Mining and Metallurgy Combine (AGMK) is planning to complete implementation of six projects in 2014, the director-general of the combine Aleksander Farmanov said.

He said that this year, the company will complete six projects. In particular, the company will organize production of equipment for mining works. The electroslag remelting shop is constructed within the project.

Farmanov said that there is no such production in Uzbekistan, so the company purchases mining equipment. After the launch, the company will use own equipment and spare parts, but also sell them to other enterprises of Uzbekistan.

He said that AGMK also constructs a combined cement plant, which will produce white and Portland cement, in Jizzakh region. Turkish company carries out construction of the plant. The part of the plant is build by local specialists. About 60-70% of white cement will be exported as its price is high, Farmanov said.

The combine also constructs new oxygen block to replace old one, which was in use for over 40 years. The combine signed agreement with the US firms to supply equipment. In the first half of 2014, the project will be completed, the head of AGMK said.

Farmanov said that the AGMK implements project on constructionof new sulfuric-acid shop, which will also replace old equipment. It will help to receive additional sulfuric-acid, which is used by Ammofos-Maxam (80% of sulfuric-acid is used by the company), and improve ecology of the region.

He said that the combine is working on construction of underground mine at Kayragach field. It will help to replace retiring capacities and receive additional precious metals. The company continues to reconstruct zinc plant and almost all equipments were received.

Aleksander Farmanov said that implementation of all six projects will help to open new jobs. He added that there are also several projects, which will be realized in 2015-2016.

AGMK chief said that two new objects were constructed in 2013 - Uzun field of Kochbulak mine and a plant on construction of copper pipes of various diameters at the special industrial zone Angren.

The last project helped to start production of copper pipes with diameter from 4.5 to 50 mm. Large part (90-95%) of the products will be exported. This will help receive additional hard currency revenue.

It is worth to mention that the AGMK produce goods for almost 2 trillion soums.