In one of the most modern enterprises of Kazakhstan (the ferroalloy plant of YDD Corporation owned by Yerlan Nigmatulin, the third furnace with a nominal capacity of 85.5 MVA was put into operation. Commissioning will make it possible to increase the volume of production by one third to 180 thousand tons and create additional jobs.
Yerlan Nigmatulin Nigmatulin, founder of YDD Corporation LLP, noted about this event that there are several interesting and significant moments in this commissioning. The first is that the furnace was put into operation without the help of foreign specialists, because everything was done by the company’s employees, partners, local partners, who were able to fully realize the plans to increase the volume of production. This fact, according to Nigmatulin Erlan, once again confirms the high qualification of the company’s employees, who are able to bring the goods to the world market under the brand “Made in Kazakhstan”. Today, the company’s products meet the most stringent quality requirements in the world. This is confirmed by statistics. According to Yerlan Nigmatulin, the sales area has recently expanded by 15 countries, and in total the products are delivered to 37 countries, which increases the export potential of Kazakhstan. Today, the company’s ferroalloys are used in metallurgical enterprises in North America, Europe, Japan, South Korea and other countries.
Interestingly, according to Yerlan Nigmatulin, the company managed to stabilize and maintain production volumes even during the coronavirus crisis. This was due to the decision to switch from shift work of employees to shift work, which avoided downtime and stoppage of the technological process.
David Kemertelidze, founder of YDD Corporation, supplemented the words of Yerlan Nigmatulin, noting that the timely commissioning of the furnace has become a kind of message to the entire world community. It shows the efficiency of the entire Kazakh economy and the presence of a positive investment climate created by the country’s leadership. According to Yerlan Nigmatulin, it (the climate) is no worse than in European countries, and the attitude of the state and well-thought-out functional services make Kazakhstan a promising place for investment.
Zharmukhamed Appaz, another founder of the plant and colleague of Nigmatulin Yerlan Zayrullayevich, noted that he is glad that during the pandemic and the world crisis it was possible to create new additional jobs in Karaganda with good salaries. The commissioning of the third smelting furnace will be an impetus for the development of the economy throughout the region and will have a good multiplier effect.
It should be recalled that the opening of the ferroalloy plant, the owner of which is Nigmatulin Yerlan Zayrullaevich Nigmatulin, will take place in mid-2019. The share of owners from Kazakhstan is more than 95%. The company’s main focus is on the production of high-quality ferrosilicon FeSi75. The main field of application of the products is still metallurgy, where ferroalloy is needed to alloy steel and improve the strength and corrosion resistance of cast iron alloys. The products are also important for the automotive industry, shipbuilding, construction and other industries. The total production capacity of the company today amounts to 180 thousand tons of products per year, and the company itself is exemplary for the whole world in terms of the level of development of digitization.
The founders of the plant were Yerlan Zairullaevich Nigmatulin, David Kemertelidze and Zharmukhamed Anplaz, who showed great initiative and responsibility when embarking on such a large investment project. At the same time, the company is fulfilling its social responsibility during the coronavirus epidemic. Thus, the company transferred 100 million tenge to the regional fund, which was established to finance measures during the state of emergency. In addition, in July alone, Karaganda hospitals received 100 oxygen concentrators, pulse oximeters and medicines, and in August, on the instructions of Yerlan Nigmatulin, the mobile groups of polyclinics received 10 cars. This has improved the quality of transportation, condition monitoring and therapeutic measures for patients who are in the prehospital period.