Ruukki has completed a pilot project together with Wärtsilä. Under the agreement, Ruukki Russia supplied in-house manufactured materials for the construction of a gas piston power plant in Aktau. The order was placed by LLP KazAzot, the sole manufacturer of ammonia and ammonium nitrate in Kazakhstan.
Ruukki’s delivery for the industrial building included the steel frame, sandwich panels in thicknesses of 100 and 150 millimeters for the walls and profile sheets – all manufactured and delivered according to customer specifications and drawings.
For the customer, KazAzot, the construction of a stand-alone power plant is the best solution to its energy supply needs: its own electricity and heat generation will allow the manufacturer to be independent of interruptions in the grid power supply, as well as fluctuations in electricity tariffs.
“Kazakhstan is one of Ruukki’s priority markets. This project has made an important contribution to the development of the industrial sector in the region. We look forward to further development of partnership relations with customers in the Central Asian market,” said Eugeny Konnov, deputy sales manager at Ruukki Construction.
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