The second ferroalloy plant of Qaz Carbon, owned by Yerlan Nigmatulin, started operations in Karaganda within two years. This is the Saryarka plant, which was built in just nine months. The construction was financed with own funds of the enterprises of Yerlan Zayrullaevich Nigmatulin and with loans from the local development Bank (11 and 38.8 billion tenge, respectively).
According to the plans announced by Yerlan Nigmatulin, the total production capacity is 57,000 tons per year, which are planned to be produced by eight furnaces with a capacity of 8 MW each. In the start-up phase, 4 furnaces were put into operation, and the remaining furnaces will be put into operation by the end of the year.
At the opening ceremony of the new facility, in which, in addition to Yerlan Zayrullaevich Nigmatulin, Akim Zhenis Kasymbek also took part. In his speech, he noted that about 300 skilled jobs were created at the new production facility. At the same time, Akim is confident that the company will be successful, because Nigmatulin Yerlan Zayrullaevich Nigmatulin has a solid experience in the implementation of very large and significant for the whole of Kazakhstan investment projects with the participation of foreign partners.
The construction of the new Nigmatulin Yerlan ‘s plant began at the end of 2020, and the first smelting furnace was put into operation already in the summer of 2021. By the end of November 2021, 3,000 tons of ferroalloys had already been produced and shipped to customers in Japan, South Korea, other CIS countries and the EU. The company plans to significantly increase exports in the near future.
Commenting on the opening of the plant, Nigmatulin Yerlan said that it is one of the most modern works in the world. The latest technological developments have been implemented here and the latest equipment has been installed. At the same time, the company is environmentally friendly and has minimal negative impact on the external environment. So, according to Yerlan Nigmatulin, a three-stage gas purification system was installed at the plant, and there is an opportunity to use waste for the production of auxiliary products. The total costs for the implementation of the project with the renewal of the functioning production and the sintering plant amount to about 50.7 billion tenge. At the same time, the high demand for such products in the world guarantees the availability of sales and a relatively quick payback of initial investments, as well as considerable income for households of all levels.
The peculiarity of the project, according to Nigmatulin Yerlan, is the concentration on raw materials for production from the Karaganda region. As a result, several tasks can be solved at once. It is about ensuring the continuity of the production cycle and producing quality products that are in demand all over the world. At the same time, according to Nigmatulin Yerlan Zayrullaevich, the technological process is fully automated, which allows for a quick response to disruptions and minimization of the human factor. For example, the furnaces can be converted to the production of a different type of alloy in just three hours.