Mining and processing of ore at Aktogay mine became one of the largest industrial construction projects in Kazakhstan in last 50 years
About 1,500 jobs were created at the enterprise with a production capacity of 115 thousand tons of copper in cathode equivalent per year. It arranges the latest equipment and the most powerful equipment – which makes the plant one of the largest mining projects in the CIS.
The scope and production volumes are comparable with the largest enterprises, including Norilsk Mining and Metallurgical Combine, Kounradsky deposit, Balkhash concentrator, Sokolovo-Sarbaisk production field and the Zhezkazgan copper smelting plant.
The scale of the complex can be judged by the following figures: it will be extracted up to 25 million tons of sulphide ore and 12 million tons of oxidized ore per year. Copper reserves in the field are estimated at 5.8 million tons of copper, 115,000 tons of molybdenum. It is calculated that the field will be exploited for more than 50 years. Jobs are created for one and a half thousand people. The project budget is 2.1 billion dollars.
Aktogay complex for the production of copper from oxidized ore was launched in the framework of the Industrialization Day was given by the Head of State Nursultan Nazarbayev in December 2016. At the moment, it has already been put into design capacity. In total, the complex for the processing of oxidized ore produced 18.1 thousand tons of cathode copper in 2016, which was higher than the planned figure of 15 thousand tons, and by the end of this year the production volume is planned to increase to 20 thousand tons.
Also at this time, the project continues the construction of a processing plant for the processing of sulphide ore. The project invested 177.6 billion tenge in 2016. The start of production of copper concentrate from sulfide ore is expected in accordance with the schedule in 2017.
It should be reminded that on behalf of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Sagintayev began a working trip to East Kazakhstan region. Aktogay mining and processing enterprise was the first object in the working schedule of Prime Minister.
Source: The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan