03/29/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 03/29/2021 10:32
The Tashkent Metallurgical Plant was started up during the grand opening ceremony attended by government officials and industry leaders.
Designed and supplied by Danieli, this complex is the largest investment project in the metallurgical industry of Uzbekistan, for the production of cold-rolled galvanized and color-coated flat products.
'This is one of the most modern industrial facilities not only in our republic, but also in the countries of Central Asia', stated Shavkat Mirziyoyev, president of Uzbekistan.
The president visited the enterprise where the latest Danieli cold-rolling and strip-processing technologies and automation processes are installed and in operation, and he focused on the economic effects expected from the start-up of the new complex.
'The low level of development of ferrous metallurgy in our country complicates the activities of the domestic industrial enterprises. The Tashkent Metallurgical Plant will annually produce 500,000 tons of galvanized and colour-coated flat products. And this will make it possible to meet the needs of hundreds of enterprises engaged in the production of building materials and steel structures, household appliances, electrical and packaging for food products. Previously, this need was met mainly through imports.'
In the future, the plant products also will meet the new needs of the domestic automobile and agricultural machinery industries. At the first stage of the enterprise activity, about 400 million dollars will be saved due to the production of import-substituting products.
It was also noted that in the prime cost of sandwich panels and roofing materials, the share of primary products manufactured in Uzbekistan will grow from 50 to 90%. In the context of ventilation and air conditioning systems, this figure will increase from 30 to 50%, and in consumer electronics from 35 to 50%. Consequently, the final products will become cheaper.
Tashkent Metallurgical Plant is a 'green production complex' complying with the strictest emission laws and energy efficiency levels.