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Titanium giant increases production capacity

24 December 2013

In the coming 2014 known tycoon titanium «VSMPO-AVISMA» expects to complete the construction of two large industrial facilities. Now, using the new smelting line, it will be possible to obtain ultra-pure material. A spokesman for the corporation said the installation and startup of innovative smelters and several skull furnaces, which will be located in the newly-built complex with communal forging force of 4,000 tons of force.

Currently, the complex is already high-speed assembly of the main press. Entering additional production capacity should help in expanding the production of cylindrical workpiece of titanium, intended for sverhstoykih designs. According to the plan — forging power plants will grow by 15−20%. This was stated by Director General responsible «VSMPO-AVISMA Corporation» to «AviaPort» agency held a press conference.

After launch new skull furnace, «VSMPO-AVISMA» is obliged to increase the volume of melted titanium three times, with the new technology ensures an exclusive, ultra-pure metal. Currently, production is only equipped with two melting furnaces of this type, moreover, they are very underpowered. In 2015, the company plans to launch two more of the same department.

The investment component of these projects is estimated two billion rubles. Therefore in 2014 also will be purchased and installed a line for the production of interior parts — coils and motors rings. ring rolling mill will be located in a part of the line, the press, special furnaces and other, less significant equipment.

Corporation «VSMPO-AVISMA» is the world's largest producer of titanium, titanium ingots and alloys, as well as extruded products of stainless steel, aluminum and heat-resistant nickel alloys, and other convenience foods. The organization provides jobs for about twenty thousand people, and the largest shareholder of the company is a public trust «Russian Technologies», along with the management of the «VSMPO-AVISMA.»

Eugene Kuyvashev being Governor of the Sverdlovsk Region, Dec. 17, visited the Upper Salda, where noted with a working visit, that the formation of «Titanium Valley», and government subsidies — will give an indispensable boost for the development of the city and the region as a whole.

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