NAC Kazatomprom has started developing strategy of the company's development till 2030
/Kazakhstan today, June 19, 02/ - National atomic company NAC
Kazatomprom has achieved its objects, which it had planned for 2001-2002,
and began developing strategy development till 2030. The President of NAC
Kazatomprom Mukhtar Jakishev said about it to journalists at the press-
conference on June 19 in Almaty.
Increasing production volumes to optimal enterprises load has become the
main ant crisis program of NAC.
At present, 220 thousand tons of uranium a year is extracted from
Kazatomprom mines, there is decrease of its cost price. As a result of this,
the company has moved from 13th to 6th place in uranium extraction.
Beside, the technology of producing fuel pellet for nuclear power plants
(NPP) has been developed and introduced by the company's own efforts.
There was made a long-term contract for producing pellets with TVEL OJSC
of the Ministry of atom of Russia, there has been created Russian-Ukrainian-
Kazakhstan joint enterprise on providing with fuel NPP of Ukraine and
Russia. Today, the volume of fuel pellets production at Ulbinsk metallurgical
works (UMW) equals to 300 tons a year.
In order to extend sales markets the company conducts certification of
uranium production at western markets. Certification has been already
conducted in the U.S.A., documents for passing the certification are
prepared in Japan, in the future it is planned to conduct the procedures in
Western Europe as well. Uranium powder delivery is made in the U.S.A. for
company General Electric. Order of the company GNF on delivering
uranium-containing materials (scraps) is being completed. The company
managed to converse entirely its beryllium production and to start making
production made of metal beryllium, beryllium bronze and alloys with copper.
This all allowed to provide power load of UMW till 2010.
М. Jakishev also informed that there has been made the decision by the
company's governing body about creating the joint enterprise with Moscow
plant of non-ferrous metals processing, that will allow to increase beryllium
Similar situation appeared in tantalum production. By the company's own
efforts with attracting Kazakhstan scientists, there was developed a new
technology of receiving tantalum powders, which are used for producing
accumulators, in gas phase, that allowed the enterprise to surpass
technologically its leading competitors.
At present NAC Kazayomprom examines the possibility of tantalum mine in
one of African countries as there is no necessary quality of tantalum ore in
Consolidated income from production realization in 2001 amounted to more
than KZT26bn. The amount of taxes and deductions in 2001 amounted to
KZT2.75bn. In 2002, by the decision of stock exchange's Council, inscribed
coupon indexed bonds of NAC Kazatomprom have been admitted into KASE
"A" listing category.