Tashkent Metallurgical Plant to reduce Uzbekistan's dependence on imports
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Dec. 4
By Fakhri Vakilov-Trend:
Uzbekistan’s Tashkent Metallurgical Plant (TMP), which is being built in the Zangiata district of the country, intends to become one of the industrial leaders in the region, Trend reports citing Uzbek media.
According to experts, the new plant will be of strategic importance, as it will become the first company in the country to produce cold rolled metal with a protective anti-corrosion coating for the construction industry.
Within the implementation of the import substitution and localization program, which is underway in Uzbekistan, a certain part of the work under the program will be assigned to TMP. Putting it into operation will reduce Uzbekistan’s dependence on imports of metallurgical products and significantly increase its industrial potential.
Design and construction work at the Tashkent Metallurgical Plant is carried out by the Russian MetProm group of companies, one of the leading companies in this direction in the CIS. The construction of the facility began in 2017 on an empty territory without any infrastructure. In a short time, the main structures were built here; the road and other necessary communications were laid.
Currently, the construction of the main workshop and infrastructure facilities is underway alongside the supply and installation of technological equipment, the laying of external networks, pipelines, gas and electricity networks.
In addition, modern equipment worth 326.7 million euros from Austria, Germany, Russia and Italy is being installed at this gigantic enterprise worth 326.7 million euros. The plant will produce metal sheets for car bodies, household appliances, as well as corrugated board and other products.
Due to its proximity to Tashkent, special attention during the construction of TMP is paid to the environmental safety. Ovens will not be used here; as a result, the emission of dust and gas will be negligible, so TMP will become one of the greenest enterprises in Uzbekistan. All the equipment at the plant meets European standards and environmental requirements.
The first release is scheduled for May 2020.
Tashkent Metallurgical Plant is also a partnership project between the public and private sectors. Its financing is carried out at the expense of the Fund for Reconstruction and Development of Uzbekistan, Uzbek Asaka Bank and Russia's Roseximbank.
After the plant reaches full capacity, 20 percent of its products are to be exported to Iran, Turkey, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.
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