Basic Element has made significant efforts to renovate its production facilities and furnish them with technologically advanced equipment. This has been accomplished to ensure stable and efficient operations and create a foundation for the group’s growth and expansion.
- On one of the largest plants in Krasnoyarsk region Achinsk Cement, part of "BaselCement" holding continues its modernization program. In frame of implementation program the grinding plant equipped with a new dynamic separator Christian Pfeiffer GmbH (Germany). Installation of new equipment will allow the company to increase the share of high-quality cement to release 35% of the plant's production capacity (500 000 tonnes per year). The cost of the investment amounted to 160 mln rubles. As a result of its implementation the company can provide the current demand for high-quality certified products that comply with European standards, by regular consumers in the Siberian Federal District and expand the range of customers, including those due to manufacturers of aerated concrete and dry mixes. Total investment in the modernization program of Achinsk Cement amounted to 410 million rubles. The main directions of investments is to improve fuel combustion, improving the work of the weighing terminal for loading of cement in the vehicle, increasing the level of automation of technological processes, upgrading of laboratory equipment.
- One of the key modernisation projects of GAZ Group is the development of a new generation vehicles including light commercial vehicles, heavy duty trucks, buses; which was launched in mass production in 2013. The project has been developed in collaboration with engineers from Bosch, ZF and Autoliv. It has utilised advanced technology and local expertise.
- RUSAL, the world’s largest producer of aluminium places a strong focus on upgrading its production capacities and runs a number of projects targeting the development of new cutting-edge technologies and the renovation of its manufacturing facilities.
- Between 2004 and 2009, RUSAL modernised the Krasnoyarsk smelter, one of the world’s largest aluminium production facilities. This modernisation programme included the installation of dry gas scrubbers and automated alumina point feeders which contributed to significant reduction in emissions.
- Between 2005 and 2010, RUSAL modernised the Irkutsk smelter. As part of this modernisation programme, the smelter was equipped with dry gas scrubbers and a closed-loop water circulation system.
- RUSAL’s proprietary smelter technologies, RA-300, RA-400 and RA-500 technologies ensure increased energy efficiency of production and reduce hazardous emissions. RA-300 are installed at Khakassia and Sayanogorsk aluminum plants and will be used at Boguchansky aluminum plant. RA-400 are installed at Khakassia plant and will be used at Taishet aluminum plant.
- The company is developing a new groundbreaking smelter technology that uses inert anode cells. This technology will greatly improve the environmental safety of aluminium production. Moreover, the new cells will emit as much pure oxygen as approximately 70 hectares of forest. The inert anode cells are expected to be commissioned in 2015.
- EuroSibEnergo is implementing a programme to replace the impeller wheels of the Bratsk Hydro Power Plant with improved and more effective models. The modernisation programme will enable the company to increase the amount of electric power generated by the HPP by 700 million kw per annum. The amount of water utilised by the power plant will remain the same.
- This modernisation will result in reduced consumption of energy produced by the local coal power stations. Between 2008 and 2012 the decrease in greenhouse gases as a result of this project will total roughly 4 million tonnes of CO2 or equivalents.