Karabashmed Completes Converter Assembly

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, October 10, 2017. Russian Copper Company’s Karabashmed had two of its three Kumera converters assembled at the plant’s metallurgical department, the company press service reports.

Every converter weighs more than 100,000 kg. The assembly jobs were part of the scheduled repairs that took off in late September. The third converter is expected to get installed next year as soon as the older equipment has been shut down.

The three modern Kumera converters (capacity: 150,000 kg each) with gas-proof dust caps and the new gas-filtering equipment are all getting installed at the department as part of Karabashmed’s Year of the Environment in Russia Program. The agreement to this effect was signed by the company, Russia’s Natural Resources and the Environment Ministry, Rosprirodnadzor, and Chelyabinsk Region Government in November 2016.

Russian Copper Company has invested some RUR 18bn in upgrades at Karabashmed since 2004. Next year, RUR 2bn more will get directed to retooling and enhancing the plant’s environmental safety. This will also bring about an increase in the plant’s output of up to 150,000,000 kg of crude copper a year, including 130,000,000 kg of copper produced from mineral raw stuffs. The plant’s current output capacity stands at 130,000,000 kg of crude copper (including 110,000,000 kg produced from mineral raw stuffs).


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