New Project Will Increase Green Coke Production, Independence

PAVLODAR – The Units of Coke Calcination Refinery-Pavlodar (UCCR-PV) recently announced its readiness to launch a project with a production capacity of 280,000 tons a year of green coke. The project is scheduled to be commissioned for the first quarter of 2014.

The project is being implemented under the state programme of accelerated industrial innovative development and has been approved by the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies. It is also included on the Industrialisation Map for 2011-2014. More than 40 projects were proposed for implementation in Pavlodar’s Special Economic Zone.

The project is an important step in the production of domestic aluminum with the use of local raw materials. Today, the Pavlodar aluminum smelter (JSC Kazakhstan Electrolysis Plant) uses coal-baked anodes and the semi-finished products it requires, the so-called “green anodes,” are imported from China.

This project will solve the problem of the domestic aluminum industry’s dependence on external sources, as the UCCR-PV will provide the aluminum smelter with the quantities it needs to begin producing its own anodes.