Omsk Carbon Group pushes ahead with capacity expansion in Belarus

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The Russian embassy in the Republic of Belarus has held talks on the terms and timing of completing plant construction for the new Omsk Carbon Group (OCG) plant, as well as international prospects for implementing this project.

During a meeting with OCG management, Aleksander Surikov, a Russian ambassador, highlighted several important factors that must be considered when building the factory in the Mogilev Free Economic Zone. Surikov stressed how important it is to make the plant as an essential element of a technological chain within the system of manufacturing facilities operating in Belarus – including oil refineries, high-tech raw materials production facilities for carbon black, and other consumer products such as tires and mechanical rubber goods.

Maximum capacity at the plant (currently 200 KTPY) is now being ramped up. Plans include delivering around a half of the products to Belshina JSC, a Belarusian tire manufacturer, while the remainder will be supplied to Poland, Sweden, Germany, Romania and Finland.

Nikolay Krivitsky, director Omsk Carbon in Mogilev, said, “We have encountered some construction difficulties in implementing this large-scale project. However, supported by Belarusian local and republican authorities, we will launch the first production line in September. They have already expressed the willingness to provide such support.

In October, the Belarus and Russia Regions Forum will discuss priority areas in regional cooperation as the key factor for integration and union building.

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