Baku, October 13, AZERTAC
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has today visited the Baku steel company LLC to inaugurate "Oksigen" plant here.
Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Baku Steel Company LLC Rasim Mammadov informed the head of state about the work done here. He said that the reconstruction work at the plant was carried out in 2012-2013. The Company's administrative building was renovated to modern standards.
A bust to Azerbaijani national leader Heydar Aliyev was installed in the lobby of the building. There are also photo stands reflecting the national leader`s visit to the company, and President Ilham Aliyev`s visiting various plants.
The company was put in operation with the participation of national leader Heydar Aliyev in 2001.
President Ilham Aliyev was informed about the three new projects which are currently being implemented here.
Baku steel company LLC is carrying out these projects jointly with Italian "Danieli" company.
President Ilham Aliyev then inaugurated "Oksigen" plant. The plant is supplied with the equipment made by "Air Liquide", one of the leading world suppliers of services to various industries.
The production capacity of the facility, which was constructed by local companies, is 5,000 cubic metres per hour. The oxygen to be produced here has a very high purity for its chemical composition. Apart from fully ensuring the increasing production capacity of Baku steel company, it is used as the chemical energy in Electric Arc Furnaces, which enables minimization of energy costs.
President Ilham Aliyev pressed the button to launch the plant.
Baku steel company is one of the top-taxpayers in the country's non-oil sector.
The company's annual steelmaking capacity reached 1, 100,000 tons from 250,000 tons.
President Ilham Aliyev then familiarized himself with the production process in the steelmaking area.
The head of state viewed the products manufactured here.
After reviewing the facility President Ilham Aliyev wished the company staff success.