Construction of ARBZ plant had been started in April, 2013. Total cost of project comprised 82,7 billion tenge, up to 70% of the required amount was provided by Development Bank of Kazakhstan.
Aktobe Rail and Section Works (ARBZ) has certified out rails in compliance with the Russian state standard (GOST) R51685-2013.
Public Affairs Department of Development Bank of Kazakhstan (DBK, incorporated of Baiterek holding) stated that obtained Certificate of Conformity enhances opportunities of the company regarding export of its products to the countries where the abovementioned standard is applied, principally, to the Russian Federation.
Mr. Marat Ibragimov, ARBZ First Deputy General Director, commented on the event, ‘Most of the countries in the former Soviet republics give precedence to railway rails which are certified in compliance with GOST R51685-2013. Notably, we have signed a Contract for delivery of 15 000 tons of rails to Uzbekistan with suspensive condition of certification of products in compliance with above mentioned Russian GOST Standard.’
In order to obtain Certificate of Conformity according to GOST RР51685-2013 ARBZ overcame several stages of quality verification: laboratory testing for determination of mechanical properties, microstructure and macrostructure of the product, bench test, checking of operational reliability of rails (operating time gross-net) on Test Loop of Railway Research Institute Joint Stock Company (the Russian Federation).
ARBZ company is the one-of-a-kind manufacturer of long (120 m) heat-strengthened railway rails on the territory of the Eurasian Economic Union.
Know-how hardening technology through spraying with water and air mixture is implemented on the mill which is used only on one Chinese mill, aside from ARBZ, throughout the world. Such technology offers the possibility of increasing the quality of produced rails (hardness, thermal resistance, durability) to the required level of extreme cold-weather conditions (Russian Far North, ever-frost countries).
Construction of ARBZ plant started in April, 2013. Total cost of project comprised 82,7 billion tenge, up to 70% of the required amount was provided by Development Bank of Kazakhstan. The annual designed capacity of ARBZ rolling mill is 430 thousand tons of rolled products including 200 thousand tons of long, heat-strengthened rails (120 meters) for high-speed network and 230 thousand tons of sections for construction sector.