Kazakhstan to launch briquette coal production
Astana, Kazakhstan, Jan. 9
By Daniar Mukhtarov - Trend:
Kazakhstan will commission a plant for production of briquette coal in the first quarter of 2014, Kazakh Ministry of Industry and New Technologies told Trend.
The ministry said that the plant's production capacity will amount to 300,000 tons of briquette coal per year.
"Wastes, remaining after the extraction and processing of fuel, will serve as the raw material," the ministry said.
Gamma LTD, which owns two coal mines in the Maikuben brown coal basin in Pavlodar oblast in northern Kazakhstan is the initiator of the project.
As in other coal producing industries, the process of coal production and processing is accompanied with formation of a significant amount of non-standard stuff. Its size is equal to one third of the production volume. Modern technologies allow using these wastes as secondary raw materials.
In selection of equipment and technology the project developers rely on Chinese and Turkish experience in manufacturing coal briquettes.
The plant's coal briquette production is intended for household needs and social objects, such as administrative buildings, schools, hospitals, military units, as well as for heating railway cars.
The plant for briquetting the coal of the Sarykol field is cooperating with the Turkish firm ACAN - a company with 20 years of experience in coal briquettes production.
Translated by E.A.
Edited by C.N.