Nuremberg, March 1, 2018 – ENERGOPROM and RIEDHAMMER signed an engineering contract to start construction of a new circular furnace at Novocherkassk Electrode Plant (the entity of ENERGOPROM). The document was signed by Matthias Uhl, Managing Director of RIEDHAMMER, and Viktor Nechuyatov, CEO of ENERGOPROM.
A new furnace will allow to nearly double the output of premium graphite electrodes UHP 610 mm. The commissioning of the furnace is scheduled for the second half of 2019.
"A new circular furnace produced by RIEDHAMMER will allow the company to improve the quality of its graphite electrodes significantly, and to ensure high stability of its production process. This project is a key one in the implementation of the ENERGOPROM Group investment program for the extension of its production capacities and product quality improvement," Viktor Nechuyatov, CEO of ENERGOPROM, noted.