Uzbekistan's Almalyk MMC to implement two projects on energy saving by 2012
Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Sept.22 / Trend, D.Azizov /
Uzbekistan's Almalyk Mining and Metallurgy Combine (AMMC) in 2010-2011 will implement two projects on energy saving with total project cost $44.1 million, said in reports in expositions of "Power Uzbekistan 2010", which is underway in Tashkent.
In particular, by late 2011 the AMMC will reconstruct systems of industrial water recycling and heat supply worth $25.7 million.
During the reconstruction it is planned to introduce automated control system for monitoring and management of reverse water supply on SCADA technologies at the Combine.
During 2010-2011, the AMMC plans to carry out the modernization of energy supply with the introduction of automatic control of energy resources account worth $18.4 million.
Automated control system and energy accounting will respond quickly to any deviations from set limits on energy consumption.
According to the AMMC's specialists, the implementation of these projects will allow the company to save up about 19.5 million cubic meters of water and 217 million kWh of power annually.
The Combine will finance the projects at its own expense.
Almalyk Mining and Metallurgy Combine OJSC is the largest producer of copper in Central Asia and it has right to develop several copper- molybdenic and lead-zinc deposits in Tashkent, Jizzakh and Namangan regions of Uzbekistan. The enterprise produces purified copper (cathode), including copper concentrate based on tolling and due to processing of scrap, metal zinc, lead concentrate and other products. Share of AGMK in production of silver is 90% and gold - 20% in Uzbekistan.
By the resolution of the President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov "On measures on further increasing efficiency of organization and conducting exploration works", AGMK will receive functions on geological exploration of non-ferrous metals and associated minerals in Uzbekistan, as well as supplementary exploration and exploitation survey of precious metal fields. In line with the document, AGMK will create Scientific-production center "Geology of non-ferrous metals".