Kazakhstan to reduce dependence on foreign sulfuric acid
Kazakhstan, Astana, Dec. 9 / Trend K. Konyrova/
A new sulfuric acid plant constructed in Kazakh region of Kyzylorda, which should reduce Kazakhstan's dependence on foreign suppliers of this reagent, Kazakh National Atomic Company Kazatomprom reported.
Plant's design capacity is 500,000 tons of sulfuric acid per year or 1,500 tons per day. Total project price makes up roughly $216 million.
Kazakh uranium industry will be the main consumer of the sulfuric acid produced at the plant.
Sulfuric acid production technology at the new plant is modern and efficient. Some 99.9 percent of raw materials will turn into final product. The technology is ecologic and safe for the environment.
The project on plant's launching is implemented by Kazatomprom, Mining Company LLP affiliated to Kazatomprom, Japan SAP-Japan Corporation and Canadian Uranium One
Project's operator is RMS-U LLP.
Kazatomprom is Kazakh national operator for import and export of uranium, rare metals, nuclear fuel for power plants, special equipment and dual-purpose materials. A total of 100 percent of the Company's stock is held by the Government under the National Welfare Fund Samruk-Kazyna. The company employs over 25,000 people.
Kazakhstan holds the position of top uranium producer since 2010, leaving behind the greatest world uranium producers French Areva and Canadian Cameco.
Edited by E. Kosolapova