In Tatarstan, began construction of a plant for recycling of carbon fiber

Rosatom, the company "Composite" and the government of Tatarstan on May 25 laid in a special economic zone "Alabuga" the first stone of the plant for processing carbon fiber "Alabuga-fiber."

In operation the company plans to introduce in the first quarter of 2013.

The ceremony was attended by President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov, CEO of Rosatom, Sergei Kiriyenko, the head of the "Composite" Leonid Melamed and former Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin.

The tab stone Kudrin said that he is here, "because it has long dreamed of visiting the special economic zone (SEZ)" Alabuga ".

"At one time we broke with German Gref many copies to determine all the parameters of the special economic zones. Now in this area of private investment accounted for over 40 billion rubles, and this money is very much needed for modernization," — concluded Kudrin.

The processing plant carbon fiber "Alabuga-Fiber" is a joint project of the "Composite" and Rosatom.

Capacity of the first production line will be 1.5 million tons per year of carbon fibers. The project cost more than 3 billion rubles. By the end of 2013 the plant will be able to achieve output of 70% of design capacity.

"The pace will be catching huge. All contracts have already been signed for equipment. Equipment by the end of December must be received in full, the first production of the plant will be in April 2013," — said Kiriyenko at a meeting on tab plant in the SEZ "Alabuga".

According to him, Rosatom has invested 1.3 billion rubles of its own funds, "another 2 billion rubles received via FTP".

"If you adjust to the Russian demand, the large volume of production does not create. Unless there is a large volume of production, it does not provide a competitive advantage. According to a power plant that will be three times larger than the entire production in the Russian Federation. He will go out and the overseas market. We began to build a program to expand the use of carbon fiber for the development of the nuclear industry. When this project started, there are no plans, that this plant will be in Tatarstan, was not ", — concluded the head of Rosatom.

Carbon fiber — the basis of the unique composite materials. With a relatively light weight composites to ten times better than metal for strength. Home use of carbon fiber in the country was initiated by the Ministry of Medium Machine Building of the USSR in the 70s of the last century.

Holding the "Composite" was created in 2009 to form the composite materials market in Russia. This includes enterprises producing high-strength and high-modulus carbon fibers and fabrics based on them, as well as high quality prepregs are used in the aircraft industry, wind energy, construction, automotive and shipbuilding.

Under the direction of the holding are NPK "Chempromengineering" (founder — Rosatom), JSC "Prepreg-SKM" (JSC "RUSNANO" owns 48% of the company, "composites" — 52%), OJSC "New composite materials" (30% owned by Rosatom, 30% — "Russian Technologies", 30% — "RUSNANO" and 10% — JSC "Holding Company" Composite "), International Educational and Engineering Center (founders — the Moscow city government," RUSNANO "and" Composite ").

Industrial and manufacturing SEZ "Alabuga" was created in 2006.

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