TARAZ – A 70 million tenge (US$250,000) plant to produce electrodes was launched in Kazakhstan’s Zhambyl region in October 2015. There is a great demand in Kazakhstan’s construction field in such products.
“We produce the most popular and most-coveted model of electrodes – the MR-3. Thirteen main chemical elements, such as white clay, talc, starch, which are reduced to dust, are used in technical process of its production,” said main technologist of the Bagul Electrodes Production Plant Serik Shaizadayev.
Construction on the plant was started in February and its production capacity amounts to 1,500 tonnes per year. It is planned to produce two types of the electrodes for welding. Up-to-date automated equipment was supplied from China, and the plant will use raw material from China too.
The launching of the plant created 20 jobs. Average salary is 70,000 – 80,000 tenge (US$250-285) per month. The electrodes are a marketable product, because they are widely used for different manufacturing activities in many fields.
Deputy Director of the plant Nurdaulet Kulshikov said these electrodes are being produced in Kazakhstan for the first time and they were usually supplied from China before. The launch of local production made imported electrodes not competitive, because of their higher price and lower quality. Director of Bagul Electrodes Production Plant Aidyn Altai is sure the products will be very popular not only in the southern regions of Kazakhstan, but across the country.