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Non-ferrous metallurgy


Non-Ferrous Division of UMMC consists of seven enterprises located in Sverdlovsk, Chelyabinsk and Orenburg regions.

UMMC is one of the Russia’s top producers of copper cathodes and provides more than 38% of Russian copper production. UMMC copper cathodes are registered by LME under brands UMMC and UMMC II. UMMC’s copper refinery Uralelektromed also produces gold, silver, copper wire rod, copper powders, selenium, tellurium, copper sulphate and nickel sulphate.

UMMC incorporates Russian zinc refinery Chelyabinsk Zinc Plant. Chelyabinsk makes refined zinc and zinc-aluminum alloys.

Copper concentrate produced by UMMC mining division is delivered for further treatment to copper smelters, which produce blister copper: Mednogorsky Copper and Sulfur Plant (Mednogorsk, Orenburg region), Svyatogor (Krasnouralsk city, Sverdlovsk region ), Sredneuralsk Copper Smelter (SUMZ) (Revda, Sverdlovsk region).

SUMZ is the largest smelter in UMMC Group. Its annual capacity is around 150, 000 MT of blister copper. Several years ago complex modernization of the plant was finished, what significantly reduced its emissions and environment impact. Today similar modernization programs are underway at the other UMMC’s copper smelters.   

Blister copper from smelters is processed at Uralektromed (Verkhnaya Pyshma, Sverdlovsk region). In 2012, the first stage of new tank-house with a capacity of 150 ktpa has been commissioned. New refinery is the most technologically advanced and has no competitors in Russia. Currently the second stage of the refinery is being built, which is planned for commissioning in the nearest future.​

Zinc concentrate is treated at Chelyabinsk Zinc Plant (Chelyabinsk, Chelyabinsk region). The modernization of Chelyabinsk zinc plant is now underway with the goal to increase its annual capacity to 200 ktpa of zinc by 2019.

UMMC also has lead production at «Non-Ferrous Alloys Production» (the branch of Uralelektromed at town of Verkh-Neyvinsky, Sverdlovsk region). It uses lead cakes and lead scrap as raw materials and has annual capacity up to 20 ktpa of refined lead.