BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jul. 8
By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:
Kazakhstan’s Qaz Carbon company started implementation of an innovative project for high-quality coal production, Trend reports with reference to the regional akimat (administrative center) of Kazakhstan’s Karaganda region.
The new plant for coal enrichment will be constructed in Kazakhstan’s Karaganda region and it will have no analogues in the country.
The plant will be constructed via financial support of Development Bank of Kazakhstan (DBK). The provided funds will cover 9.2 billion tenge ($22.5 million) of the project cost totaling 12 billion tenge ($29.3 million). Some 3 billion tenge ($7.3 million) of the company’s own assets already were invested in the project.
The advantage of the future plant is that the coal production will not harm the environment.
“The enrichment process takes place in the closed space, which requires no pools to lighten water. Thanks to the new technologies of automation and electronics, all production stages will be controlled by an operator from the plant’s control center. The project has already undergone a state Environmental Impact Assessment Review,” the report said.
The plant’s capacity will be 300 tons an hour, or 1.8 million tons a year. The commissioning is planned for 2021.
The raw materials for the plant will be locally extracted coal, whereas end-product will be both exported and sold to YDD Corporation ferroalloy plant operating in the region.
Qaz Carbon LLP is a Kazakhstan’s enterprise that performs sorting, crushing and shipment of coal coke (charcole). Production capacity is 20,000 tons of coke per month. The products of the plant are supplied throughout Kazakhstan and other CIS countries.
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