Azerbaijan, Baku, 7 March / Trend corr. I.Khalilova / The fire that broke down in the Ganja Aluminous Combine, has not caused any serious material damage to the enterprise and no loss of life has been reported so far.
The officers of fire department, at the Emergency Situations Ministry in Ganja City of Azerbaijan, managed to extinguish the flame that broke down as a result of fire that continued for 40 minutes in Ganja Aluminous Combine on 7 March. The fire was caused by defect in the first turbo machinery production unit of diesel-electric centre of the combine.
An investigation has been launched into the case.
The Aluminum plant has been operating in Sumgait since the Soviet period, which restored its functioning in 2003. In 2003, the plant was put into commission by the Holland Fondel Metal. This company stated about its plans to construct a new Aluminum plant in Ganja with a capacity variation from 50,000 to 150,000 tons per year.
In 2001, as a result of the investment contest Fondel received three entities of Azeraluminum JSC, Aluminum Plant in Sumgait, Ganja Aluminous Combine- with capacity of 450,000 tons per year and Zeyil Alunite Field. In 2006, State Committee on Work with State Property Management cancelled the agreement with the Holland Fondel Metall on managing Azeraluminium JSC, due to non-implementation of the investment program.