Aktobe Workshop #4 is the world’s first large scale plant with closed DC electric furnaces. An innovative production facility, it was commissioned for construction in 2009 with first production achieved in 2014. One of the main objectives in commissioning the plant was to smelt fines without the need for a separate agglomeration phase, reducing both ongoing capital expenditures and operating costs.
The operation consists of furnaces and its own infrastructure (driveways, a shop for unloading and preparing burden material, a smelting shop, a ferrochrome crushing and fractionating plant, slag casting facilities, a processing shop, and gas cleaning facilities).
The plant is unrivalled in terms of its installed capacity and applied technologies.