Kazakhstan increases uranium production in Q2
Astana, Kazakhstan, August 1
By Daniyar Mukhtarov - Trend:
The volume of uranium production in Kazakhstan totaled 5,650 tons in the second quarter of 2014, which corresponds to the planned indicators, according to the press-service of the Kazakh "Kazatomprom" JSC.
Kazakhstan produced 5,590 tons of uranium in the second quarter of 2013, which exceeds by 9 percent the same period in 2012, the report said.
The uranium production volume of the NAC Kazatomprom JSC (including shares in subsidiaries and affiliates) amounted to 3,278 tons in the second quarter of 2014.
Ulbinski Metallurgical Plant JSC has produced 476 tons of beryllium products, 65 tons- tantalum in the second quarter of 2014, according to the report.
"MAEC-Kazatomprom" LLP produced 1,153 million kilowatt hours of electricity, 650,000 Gcal of heat energy, 313 million cubic meters of water, including 3.05 million cubic meters drinking water for consumers Aktau and Mangistau region of Kazakhstan in April-June 2014. These indicators meet the region's needs for energy and water.
The work continued on the strategic directions of the activity in the fields of conversion, enrichment and production of nuclear fuel in the second quarter in accordance with the development program of "NAC" Kazatomprom " JSC, the report said.
The report further noted that the JV "SARECO" LLP started shipment of collective concentrates of rare metals for separation and further supplies to Japan in the second quarter.
"Astana Solar" LLP produced 9231 solar panel in the second quarter of the year.
Kazatomprom NAC JSC is Kazakhstan's national operator on the export of uranium and its compounds, rare metals, nuclear fuel for power plants, special equipment, dual-use technology and materials.
The basic direction of the company's activity includes geological exploration, uranium production, production of nuclear fuel cycle products and production of construction materials, energy, science, social security and personnel training.
Kazatomprom is an active participant of the Program for Development of Renewable Energy in Kazakhstan. To date, over 25,000 people work in the company which is among the leading uranium producers of the world.
Edited by CN