Kazakhstan boosts uranium production in Q2

Around 5,590 tons of uranium was produced in Kazakhstan in second quarter of 2013, which exceeds the same period of 2012 by 9 percent, Kazatomprom JSC reported on Monday.

"Given the share of participation in subsidiary and affiliate enterprises, Kazatomprom produced 3,103 tons of uranium during the second quarter of 2013, which is by 7 percent more than the same period of 2012," the report said.

According to the report, the overall target production indicators for Ulba Metallurgical Plant JSC have been implemented and correspond to the level of the second quarter of 2012.

In addition, MAEC-Kazatomprom produced around 1.059 billion kilowatt of electricity per hour and 580.7,000 Gcal of thermal energy in the second quarter of 2013 for the consumers of Aktau and Mangistau region. The current indicators completely correspond to the company's production plans.

"Silicon production on KazPV project amounted to around 366.5 tons, about 6,300 photo-electric modules were produced with capacity of 1.44 megawatt," the report said.

Kazatomprom NAC JSC is a national operator of Kazakhstan on export of uranium and its compounds, rare metals, nuclear fuel for nuclear power plants, special equipment, dual-use technology and materials.

Basic directions of the company's activity include geological exploration, uranium production, production of nuclear fuel cycle products, and production of construction materials, energetics, science, social security and personal training. Kazatomprom is the active participant of the Program for Development of Renewable Energy in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

To date, over 25,000 people work in the company. Kazatomprom is among the leading uranium producing companies of the world.