KMEZ Cathode Output Up 8.6%

9 October 2017 (13:41)

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, October 9, 2017. Russian Copper Company’s Kyshtym Copper Electrolysis Plant (KMEZ) produced over 97,000,000 kg of copper cathodes in January-September 2017, which was 8.6% more than one year previously, Russian Copper Company’s press service reports.

The plant also made 6.1% more copper wire than last year (72,784,000 kg) and 2.3% and 30% more silver and gold, respectively.

‘We expect to produce 128,000,000 kg of copper cathodes by the end of the year, which will exceed the figures for our record-setting year 2016 by 5%. The output keeps growing because of increased demand as well as because of Russian Copper Company adopting a well-balanced raw stuffs program (which means Russian Copper Company’s Karabashmed fully meets the plant’s crude copper needs). KMEZ used to rely on recycled scrap copper materials (up to 6,000,000 kg a month). Given the fierce market competition, we could never be sure the raw materials will arrive on time and in full. Now the balanced raw stuffs program allows for efficient production planning and output growth,’ says KMEZ Director-General Andrei Kudryavtsev.

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