ZHAMBYL RGN BUILDS PLANT FOR PROCESSING OF METAL SLAG
On the territory of the Industrial Zone, with the support of KAZAKH INVEST National Company JSC, Zhambyl region has launched the construction of a plant for the processing of lead and zinc slag waste with a capacity of 200 thousand tons per year
The project worth $20 million is implemented with the participation of a foreign investor, Urumqi Jonha Multi-metal. It is planned that the construction will be completed in early 2021. The project will create about 200 jobs.
“As you know, waste is generated from metallurgical production, the disposal of which today has become one of the most pressing topics of environmental protection. Tons of metallurgical production waste, the amount of which is estimated in billions, is a considerable environmental problem for Kazakhstan”, Bauyrzhan Aitkulov, Project Manager of “KAZAKH INVEST”, said.
The main objective of the project is the creation of highly efficient production, which allows involving waste from metallurgical production in processing as secondary resources, which in turn will allow rational use of natural resources and reduce the area occupied by waste. The technologies used in the project will meet the most advanced standards of efficiency, environmental and technological safety.
“We’ve convinced that Kazakhstan is a country favorable for investment. When we invest in projects, we are confident that our investments are protected and they will bear fruit. We especially appreciate the comprehensive support of KAZAKH INVEST. It is very pleasant that in Kazakhstan there is such a company that is accessible and open to investors 24/7”, Lu Yoon Ping, director of Urumqi Jonha Multi-metal, said.
About 35 thousand tons of zinc oxide, 7.5 thousand tons of lead oxide and 14.5 thousand tons of copper concentrate are planned to be produced annually from recycled waste. The resulting products, which are raw materials for subsequent processing into metallic lead and zinc, are planned to be delivered to Kazakhstan metallurgical plants.
Source: Kazakhtan 2050