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The Company’s history

In 2014, the Eurasian Group celebrated the 20th anniversary.

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House
for employees
of JSC Shubarkol Komir

A new house for 60 people, where workers can spend their rotational leave, was commissioned in the Tsentralny workers’ camp of JSC Shubarkol Komir.

Memoranda
on job
preservation

Trilateral memoranda on job preservation and stabilization of production processes were signed with local executive bodies and trade unions.

Memoranda
on local
content

Memoranda on local content were signed with the Akimats of seven regions.

Televised Q&A session with the President

About 2,000 workers at JSC Aluminium of Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan Aluminium Smelter, JSC Eurasian Energy Corporation and the Aksu Ferroalloy Plant took part in a televised Q&A session with the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev.

GOSH project

The selection committee held the last meeting in Astana as part of a five-year scholarship programme implemented by the Eurasian Resources Group in cooperation with the London-based Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).

Assistance for people affected by the flood

The Group provided financial assistance to people affected by the flood in the Karaganda Region.

Kazakhstani Heroes of the Soviet Union video album

A video album created by the Nur Otan party in cooperation with the Eurasian Resources Group to commemorate Heroes of the Soviet Union from Kazakhstan was presented in Astana.

Batyrlar Zholymen – The Path of Glory project

To mark the 70th anniversary of the Great Victory, members of the Maidan Zholy search team installed seven monuments to heroes of the Great Patriotic War in the Pskov Region in Russia: one monument for each decade that has passed since the Victory.

The longest
cake in
Kazakhstan’s history

The 30-metre-long confection was presented to children from the SOS Village in Astana to mark the Universal Children's Day.

Housing programme

The Group continued to implement the programme to provide housing for employees of its enterprises; the relevant memoranda were signed with the Akimats of the Company’s operating regions.

Anniversary year

30th anniversary of the start of development of the Shubarkol open-pit mine
65th anniversary of establishment of the Krasnooktyabrsk Bauxite Mining Department
30th anniversary of the start of development of the Vostocnhy open-pit mine
20th anniversary of establishment of JSC TNC Kazchrome

Memorandum with Nazarbayev University

A bilateral memorandum of cooperation was concluded with Nazarbayev University.

Meeting with a Master chess project

Simultaneous exhibitions were given by famous Kazakhstani chess grandmasters in Khromtau, Pavlodar, Karaganda, Rudny and Astana.

New training centre

A modern training centre was opened at JSC Aluminium of Kazakhstan on the eve of the Metal Worker’s Day.

Debt
restructuring

ERG reached strategic agreements on restructuring of the Group’s debt with VTB Bank and Sberbank of Russia.

New church

A new Orthodox church was opened in the village of Kachar in the Kostanay Region; construction of the church had been funded by SSGPO.

Commissioning
of a furnace at the Aksu Ferroalloy Plant

Furnace No. 27 was commissioned at the Aksu Ferroalloy Plant following major repairs.

Land of Masters

Prize winners of a literary competition from among employees of the Group’s enterprises were chosen as part of the project titled The Land of Masters: a Single Family.

Agreements at
Ertys Invest 2015

As part of the Ertys Invest 2015 forum, the Eurasian Resources Group concluded a number of important agreements to support implementation of the company’s long-term plans.

Records at JSC Shubarkol Komir

Workers at JSC Shubarkol Komir set new records for coal output in 2015.

Exceeding the
target

Power engineers at JSC EEC exceeded the 2015 target for electricity output.

New observatory

An observatory was opened in the M.M. Katayev Regional Schoolchildren’s Palace in Pavlodar under a Memorandum signed by the Akimat of the Pavlodar Region and ERG; the ceremony was attended by Aidyn Aimbetov, the first astronaut from the Republic of Kazakhstan.

ALASH
TARIKHYNYN AKIKATY competition

The ALASH TARIKHYNYN AKIKATY literary competition was held with support from ERG to celebrate the 550th anniversary of the foundation of the Kazakh Khanate.

Environmental cooperation

ERG's enterprises in the Pavlodar Region signed a Cooperation Agreement with the Competence Centre for Environmental Technology corporate foundation.

Victory in the
Innovation Competition

The system for supporting innovators at JSC Aluminium of Kazakhstan and an innovative solution developed by metal engineers at the Aksu Ferroalloy Plant won the National Innovation Competition.

1Mt of ferroalloys

On the eve of the Day of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, ferroalloy output at the Aksu Ferroalloy Plant passed the 1Mt milestone.

Commissioning
of a power unit

On the eve of the Day of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, power unit No. 4 was commissioned at the power plant of JSC EEC following major repairs.

Support for Kazakhstani manufacturers

ERG signed memoranda of cooperation with Kazakhstani manufacturers of goods.

Altyn Kor – 2015

SSGPO hosted the Altyn Kor professional competition among employees of all Kazakhstani enterprises of ERG; this is the first competition of this kind in the history of the Eurasian Resources Group.

The first furnace

The President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev heated up the first furnace of the new Aktobe Ferroalloys Plant, which produced its first metal only a month later.

Anniversary Year:

60th anniversary of establishment of SSGPO
50th anniversary of establishment of Aluminium of Kazakhstan
20th anniversary of establishment of the Eurasian Group

EUROPEAN
CHELLENGE TOUR

The Company provided support
for the 10th professional golf tournament,
Kazakhstan Open 2014 – European Challenge Tour.

Winner

The Aksu Ferroalloys Plant won the fifth Golden Hephaestus national industry competition in The Best Solution in Energy Conservation category.

Przewalski’s
Horse

The company supported a programme
to reintroduce Przewalski’s horse
(which became extinct half a century ago) to Kazakhstan.

 

Nature Reserve

The Company supported measures to preserve wetlands of the Korgalzhyn National Nature Reserve.

ERG

ENRC was transformed into ERG (The Eurasian Group).

Eurasian
Media Forum

The company once again
sponsored the Eurasian Media Forum.

Altyn Sapa

TNC Kazchrome JSC was presented with the Altyn Sapa Award of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan in The Best Innovative Project of the Year category.

1,000,000
tonnes

Kazakhstan Aluminium Smelter smelted one million tonnes of aluminium.

Paryz

SSGPO JSC won the Paryz republic-wide social responsibility contest in The Best Social Project category.

Sports and
Recreation Centre

Construction of the Kacharets
Sports and Recreation Centre was completed.

Anode
Production

The President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev launched pre- commissioning of a baked anode production plant.

Shubarkol Komir

Shubarkol Komir JSC, the largest producer of thermal coal in Kazakhstan, became part of the Eurasian Group.

GOSH Project

Implementation of a five-year GOSH charitable project to provide training to Kazakhstani health professionals in the United Kingdom started; the project is funded by the Eurasian Group.

National Olympic team

The Company sponsored the Olympic weightlifting team of Kazakhstan, the pride of our country at the Olympic Games in London.

Tickets for
Children

Tickets for the 7th Asian Winter Games were purchased for children from SOS Children's Villages.

1.7 million tonnes

Aluminium of Kazakhstan JSC reached its production capacity of 1,700,000 tonnes of alumina per year.

Altyn Zhurek

The Eurasian Group won the Altyn Zurek prize as the Philanthropist of the Year.

Project of the Year

TNC Kazchrome JSC won the 1st Kazakhstan International Occupational Safety and Health Conference and Exhibition (KIOSH-2011) in The Health and Safety Project of the Year category.

Safe
Enterprise

Kazakhstan Aluminium Smelter is recognized as The Safest Enterprise based on the results of the Senim National Industry Competition as part of the 1st Kazakhstan International Occupational Safety and Health Conference and Exhibition (KIOSH-2011).

Process Area No. 17

The President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev commissioned Process Area No. 17 forming part of the manufacturing complex of SSGPO.

Stadium

Renovation of the stadium
of YSC Gornyak was completed in Rudny.

Power Plant

A 2MW power plant using recycled coke oven gas was commissioned at Shubarkol Komir JSC. The Company sponsored the efforts of the Burabay State National Nature Park to preserve biodiversity and protect forests against fires.

Full
Capacity

Due to involvement of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, Kazakhstan Aluminium Smelter reached its full designed capacity.

Stripping Complex

The dragline stripping complex was put into operation at the Vostochny open-pit coal mine.

Astana Opera

The company sponsored the construction of the building of the National Opera Theatre in Astana.

Assistance to Flood
Victims

The team and the charitable foundation of the Eurasian Group provided 160,000,000 tenge to help flood victims in the village of Kyzyl-Agash.

Along the
Heroes’ Path Project

Implementation of Batyrlar Zholymen – Along
the Heroes’ Path, an international
project of the Eurasian Group dedicated
to the heroes of the Great Patriotic War, was started.

Kindergarten

A kindergarten was donated to Pavlodar.

Winner of
the Project of the Year

Kazakhstan Aluminium Smelter won the first Golden Hephaestus industry competition in The Project of the Year category.

Oysylkara River

Donskoy GOK completed the first phase of a reservoir on the Oysylkara River.

Best
Environmental
Programme

TNC Kazchrome JSC won the first
Golden Hephaestus industry
competition in The Best Environmental
пProgramme category.

Ferroalloy Plant

The President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev launched construction of a new ferroalloy plant on the premises of the Aktobe Ferroalloys Plant.

Metal
Rolling Plant

During a republic-wide teleconference featuring the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, the Metal Rolling Plant was commissioned at SSGPO.

Flamingo Festival

The Company sponsored the 2010 Flamingo Festival at the Korgalzhyn National Nature Reserve.

Export
optimization

The company started to optimize ferroalloy exports and to cooperate with ports in Novorossiysk (Russia), Riga (Latvia) and Lianyungang (China).

 

Metal
Exchange

Aluminium produced by Kazakhstan Aluminium Smelter was listed on the London Metal Exchange.

First Forum

The first Kazakhstan Content:
Growth through Innovation forum
of domestic commodity producers
took place on the premises of
Kazakhstan Aluminium Smelter.

Best
Company

The Altyn Sapa prize of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan in The Best Industrial Company category was awarded to TNC Kazchrome JSC.

Chrome Pellets

The second chrome pellet production workshop with a capacity of 700,000 tonnes per annum was commissioned at Donskoy GOK.

Anode
Production

Construction of anode
production facilities
began at Kazakhstan
Aluminium Smelter.

Mosque

A mosque built by SSGPO JSC opened its doors to believers in Rudny.

Sixth
Power Unit

The President of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Nursultan Nazarbayev commissioned
the sixth power unit of the TPP in Rudny.

 

FTSE 100

ENRC was included in FTSE 100.

Power Unit No. 1

A ceremony was held to mark the launch of 325 MW Power Unit No.1.

Modern rotary
kiln

A modern rotary kiln for limestone calcination was put into operation at the Aktobe Ferroalloys Plant

The Best Cargo Shipper

The Aktobe Ferroalloys Plant won the Best Cargo Shipper of the Year republic-wide contest for exports.

The Best
Exporter

TNС Kazchrome JSC won the Best Exporter of the Year republic-wide contest.

Metal Rolling Plant

Construction of the Metal Rolling Plant of SSGPO JSC started.

Export
optimization

The company started to optimize
ferroalloy exports and to cooperate
with ports in Novorossiysk (Russia),
Riga (Latvia) and Lianyungang (China).

Stock Exchange

ENRC was floated on the London Stock Exchange, with a market capitalisation on admission of approximately £6.8 billion. It was the largest IPO of a mining or metals company on the London Stock Exchange in 2007.

Aluminium
Smelter

Kazakhstan Aluminium Smelter
was commissioned with an
initial capacity of 62,500 tonnes
of primary aluminium per annum.

Shop for finished
products

A new modern shop for finished products and a loading area for shipping containers were introduced at the Aktobe Ferroalloys Plant.

ENRC

A holding company, ENRC, was created.

Housing programme

Implementation of a housing programme for employees of the Eurasian Group was launched. 3,000 families bought their own homes on preferential terms.

Containerization

Implementation of a full-scale project to containerize transported ferroalloys and form the company’s own fleet of containers and platforms started.

Special coke

Sary-Arka SpetsKoks LLP, a plant specializing in production of special coke, which is used as a reducing agent in the ferroalloy industry of Kazakhstan, was commissioned.

President

The President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev visited the construction site of Kazakhstan Aluminium Smelter.

1.5 million tonnes

1.5 million tonnes of alumina were produced at Aluminium of Kazakhstan JSC.

Ore processing
plant

A fine ore processing plant, a pellet production shop and a concentration plant were commissioned at Donskoy GOK.

World record

New world records were set at Donskoy GOK: DOF-2 produced 863,000 tonnes of lump concentrate and 4,660,000 tonnes of crushed ore.

Gifts

Donskoy GOK donated a newly built mosque, an Orthodox church and the Baldauren park to Khromtau.

 

Memorandum

The first-ever memorandum on cooperation in implementation of social projects was signed with akimats of the regions where enterprises of the Eurasian Group operate: the Aktobe, Karagandy, Kostanay and Pavlodar Regions.

Zhairem GOK

The Eurasian Group acquired Zhairem GOK, thus obtaining additional manganese mining assets.

Waste-free
production

Two jigging units and a crushing and screening unit for slag processing were commissioned at the Aktobe Ferroalloys Plant; this marked another decisive step towards waste-free production.

Railcar fleet

The company’s own railcar fleet was formed. A new route for transportation of ferroalloys towards the Pacific Region in transit through the Dostyk - Alashankou border crossing and Chinese ports was opened.

World record

The Molodezhnaya Mine of Donskoy GOK set a new mining record among the world’s chrome ore mines as it produced 1,802,000 tonnes of ore.

 
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Power
Unit No. 4

Renovation of power unit No. 4 of the Aksu Power Plant was completed.

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Vostochny Kamys

TNC Kazchrome JSC started development of the Vostochny Kamys manganese ore deposit.

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Railcar
fleet

The company’s own railcar fleet was formed.
A new route for transportation of ferroalloys
towards the Pacific Region in transit through
the Dostyk - Alashankou border crossing
and Chinese ports was opened.

 

Achievements

Donskoy GOK was awarded the state diploma of the Republic of Kazakhstan for Achievements in Quality.

President

The President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev visited Aluminium of Kazakhstan JSC, where he met with employees of the hydrometallurgical shop at the calcination site.

Steam turbine

A waste heat boiler and a steam turbine with a capacity of 37 MW were commissioned at the Aktobe Ferroalloys Plant.

 

Overhaul of
power units

A phased large-scale overhaul of power units of the Aksu Power Plant started.

President

The President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev visited Donskoy GOK.

Sports and
recreation centre

Sports and recreation centre A brick factory was commissioned, and one of the largest sports and recreation centres in the region was commissioned in the Aktobe Region.

Mine

The Central Mine reached its full capacity; the mine was renamed the 10th Anniversary of Kazakhstan's Independence Mine.

Best Taxpayer

The Ministry of State Revenue awarded the title of the Best Taxpayer of the Republic of Kazakhstan to Donskoy GOK.

Modernization

A large-scale operational modernization of SSGPO started.

Logistics

The Logistics Division of the Eurasian Group was established. Optimization of exports of ferroalloys and other goods was initiated.

President

The first start-up facilities of the Central Mine of Donskoy GOK with a capacity of 100,000 tonnes of chrome ore per annum were commissioned by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev.

Health centre

A health centre was commissioned in Khromtau.

 

Aksu Ferroalloys
Plant

The Aksu Ferroalloys Plant was rehabilitated after a long period of downtime; 12 furnaces were put into operation.

 

President

The President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev laid a symbolic foundation stone at the smelter’s construction site.

Manganese

TNC Kazchrome JSC started to develop the Tur manganese ore deposit.

50 million
tonnes

The output of the Kacharsky Underground Mine of SSGPO since its commissioning reached 50 million tonnes of iron ore.

 

SSGPO

The Eurasian Group acquired SSGPO JSC and founded the iron ore division.

Aksu Power Plant

Eurasian Energy Corporation JSC acquired the Aksu Power Plant and the Vostochny open-pit coal mine.

President

The President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev commissioned an operating plant for processing of ash and slag waste from the CHPP and aluminium production.

Prime Minister

The Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev launched the Akturbo Gas Turbine Power Plant.

President

The President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev visited Donskoy GOK. An agricultural enterprise affiliated with the plant was created. A dairy factory was commissioned.

 

TNC Kazchrome

TNC Kazchrome JSC was established; it combined all ferroalloy production facilities of the Eurasian Group.

President

The President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev visited the Pavlodar Alumina Plant and SSGPO, met with employees and became acquainted with the production process at the enterprises.

One million
tonnes alumina

Since the launch of the Pavlodar Alumina Plant, one million tonnes of alumina were produced under new economic conditions.

 

Alumina
Plant

The management of the Pavlodar Alumina Plant was transferred to investors who founded the Eurasian Group.