12 August 2019

"Uralmashplant" JSC will upgrade the main concentration plant of Almalyk MMC, which is the key producer of nonferrous metals in Uzbekistan.

According to the contract signed by the companies, UZTM will fully replace all process lines of the copper concentration plant with new high-performance and power-efficient equipment, which embodies the state-of-the-art engineering solutions: steel grades of higher strength, new materials for concaves / mantles, special profiles of crushing chambers, automatic control and monitoring systems.

The contract provides for supply of 20 fully automated crushing systems, 30 screens and 2 ball mills during one year. The re-equipment of production facilities will significantly reduce the power inputs at all stages, labour consumption, and will enhance the performance and product quality.

"We are grateful for the positive approach of Almalyk MMC management and SFI Management to the plant upgrade project work. SFI Management has closely studied all options and has chosen an optimal solution – unique comprehensive upgrade of the copper concentration plant. The up-to-date technologies will allow them to rapidly achieve their main objectives: cost reduction and enhancement of performance indicators," emphasized Yan Tsenter, CEO of the managing company UZTM-KARTEX.

"Uralmashplant" JSC founded in July 1933 is one of the leaders among the manufacturers of equipment for mining, metallurgy, construction-materials and power-engineering industries. The main products manufactured by the enterprise include crushing and grinding equipment (crushers and grinding mills of various sizes), rope shovels, hydraulic excavators and walking draglines of various types and modifications, heavy overhead cranes, metallurgical presses, accessories and tools for them, mine hoists. The Company's development strategy aims to launch machine-building lines that would be capable of providing end-to-end solutions to the mining and metallurgical industry to achieve their production targets using equipment manufactured by UZTM and other Russian producers. "Uralmashplant" JSC supported by its strategic partner Gazprombank implements an investment program that provides for a large-scale upgrade of the Company's machining and welding facilities, digitalization of production processes. In 2015 the plant joined the managing company UZTM-KARTEX.

Almalyk MMC is the only copper producer in Uzbekistan. The enterprise produces pure copper, zinc, molybdenum, lead concentrate and other products. AMMC accounts for almost 90 % of silver and 20 % of gold produced in the Republic. In August 2018, the public share in business was transferred to SFI Management Group into entrusted administration.

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