KOSTANAI. KAZINFORM – Laying of first domestic rails started in Track Facilities Administration and Structures Sokolovsko-Sarbaiskoe Mining and Concentration Production Association in Rudnyi. This is informed by correspondent of Kazinform International News Agency.
Replacement of imported trunk rails for industrial rails of domestic manufacture is performed by Eurasian group. It is new pilot project when the domestic rails are tested in maximum complex geological conditions under extreme loads. Sokolovsko-Sarbaiskoe Mining and Concentration Production Association LLC which is a part of Eurasian group served as a test field.
As it was explained in press office of Sokolovsko-Sarbaiskoe Mining and Concentration Production Association, total length of permanent tracks of the Enterprise exceeds 507 kilometers. All railway bed is divided into four areas on Rudnenskoe site, including consolidated area of Kacharskaya site and area on Kurzhunulskaya site. Replacement of foreign trunk rails for domestic rails produced by Aktobe Rail and Section Works LLP was carried out by employees of Track Facilities Administration and Structures on each of these areas.
“First portion of Kazakh rails was laid on area of Sokolovskyi mine at the beginning of December last year” – says Mr. Sergey Gorbunov Head of Technical Department of Sokolovsko-Sarbaiskoe Mining and Concentration Production Association. – Afterwards, the other areas were included.”
Total length of replaced railway bed on industrial site of Association is 2 thousand 462 meters. In weight comparison, about 320 tons of domestic rails were put into commission. Technical parameters of domestic rails are as good as imported ones but they have one important advantage – they are much cheaper. Kazakh rails are successfully applied on domestic market especially on trunk lines of NC Kazakhstan Temir Zholy JSC.
“Our rails were successfully passed through Test Loop of Railway Research Institute Joint Stock Company and obtained all required certificates”, – says Mr. Andrey Sherin Commercial Director of Aktobe Rail and Section Works LLP. – :”The key feature of our production is application of good quality steel and smoothly running control system to comply with approved Standards. For us it is a great commitment to supply rails to largest Mining Enterprise – Sokolovsko-Sarbaiskoe Mining and Concentration Production Association.”
Test period will last for several months after which a conclusion will be made about the quality of domestic products. According to Mr. Bereke Mukhanbetkaliyev President of Sokolovsko-Sarbaiskoe Mining and Concentration Production Association, “These tests are very important in tough time of decline in production as they are focused on increase of interests of domestic goods.”