Ural Electrochemical Plant saves 65m RUR due to production improvements

August 20, 2014. Ural Electrochemical Plant (a member enterprise of Rosatom’s TVEL Fuel Company based in Novouralsk) hosted a session of Rosatom’s Production System Development Coordination Committee that was dedicated to looking into the company performance in the first half of the year and setting target figures for the second half, the enterprise’s press service reports.

During this meeting, Ural Electrochemical Plant’s production system development coordinator Ian Konishchev said that the company was working on 29 production system development projects at the moment, which outstripped all of TVEL’s other member enterprises.
‘All of these projects are being realized in full accordance with the schedule, and some of them were completed in the first half of the year already,’ he stressed.

The construction of Central Plant Lab was one of the most important recent achievements. The lab is in charge of packing uranium hexafluoride samples and filling the R10 sampler. Thanks to the well-coordinated work of the lab experts and the production system development coordinator, the duration of the process and the labor costs were reduced by 38% and 39%, respectively. This has resulting in 350,000 RUR worth of savings, while the installed capacity utilization factor came to 93.9% and the employee’s workload reached 92.5%.

Ian Konishchev commented on the personnel’s involvement in the production system development. For one, all of the plant’s divisions are now taking part in the improvement processes. In the six months of 2014, the plant’s employees submitted 3,877 improvement proposals, out of which 2,793 proposals have already been implemented. This has resulted in more than 65m RUR worth of savings (the target figure actually stood at 12.796m RUR). The workers received some 5m RUR worth of premiums for their proposals.


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