According to Kazakhstan Today, in Tajikistan started construction work on the construction of a new steel plant, the total value of which according to preliminary estimates will amount to 500 mln. USD. Expected annual design capacity — 50 thousand tons of lead and 50,000 tons of zinc, with the launch of the line for the lead processing is planned for 2016, and the lines for the zinc treatment — in 2017. Running the plant according to experts will provide jobs for at least 1,300 people.
Running the plant will make it possible in future to hold on to its base construction companies, which will produce mineral fertilizers, cement, sulphate acid from waste products. According to the press service, construction plant continues joint project on mining companies of China and Tajikistan. Events for the extraction and processing of lead and zinc were launched on built a few years ago the company «Zarnisor», which could provide jobs and decent wages for more than 1160 people at the same time adding to the state budget of 33 million. USD. Construction Works is positioned as the second largest enterprise in the country after the «Tajik Aluminum Company».
Japanese corporation «Mitsui Mining and Smelting», the country's largest zinc producer, and does not stop at the achieved performance, planning to increase metal production by 1.1% in 2014. According to preliminary estimates for the period from April to September this year, the volume of products produced will amount to 105,400 tons, while the 2013 figure was 104.3 thousand tons. However, before the company plans to release the product in the first half of the past financial year was equal to 108.4 thousand. Tons of metal.
Also, relevant information about the joint project of the American holding company Nucor Corporation and Mitsui Mining and Smelting for the construction of a metallurgical plant in Mexico. Works on the project are assigned to the joint venture partners, Steel Technologies.
Meanwhile, the global zinc market remains scarce. At the beginning of this year, a deficit of 61 000 tonnes, whereas at the beginning of last year, the resulting excess zinc in the world is 16 000 tonnes, the deficit for the entire 2013 was 60 000 tonnes. In 2012, according to the calculations excess zinc in the world market amounted to 236,000 tons. Earlier this year, experts estimating the cost of zinc this year, the figure stood at 2138 USD per ton.