The International Ferroalloys Committee Highly Praised Ukraine's Endeavour in Peparation to the Congress INFACON-14

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The Chairman of the International Committee on Ferroalloys (ICFA) Nic Barcza highly praised Ukraine's effort in preparations for the International Ferroalloys Manufactures Congress INFACON-14, which will be held from 1 to 5, June, 2015 in Kyiv.

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"I am very pleased that INFACON is coming to Ukraine, where ferroalloy industry is highly represented. Such events allow us to show that Ukraine is moving forward. We will be glad to give our assistance in preparations"

The Chairman of the International Committee on Ferroalloys (ICFA) Nic Barcza highly praised Ukraine's effort in preparations for the International Ferroalloys Manufactures Congress INFACON-14, which will be held from 1 to 5, June, 2015 in Kyiv.

"I am very pleased that INFACON is coming to Ukraine, where ferroalloy industry is highly represented. Such events allow us to show that Ukraine is moving forward. We are looking forward to this event and will be glad to give our assistance in preparations for its holding. The Congress holding will attract new technologies and developments in the industry, thanks to the reports of many Ukrainian and foreign specialists," said Nic Barcza on 18, December in Kyiv during the meeting of the Advanced Program Committee of the Congress INFACON-14.

The organizer of the Congress in Ukraine is Ukrainian Association of Ferroalloys and other Electrometallurgical Products Manufactures, which has experience in conducting annual scientific and technical events.

During the meeting of the Advanced Program Committee the Chairman of ICFA got acquainted with the program of the Congress and expressed his proposals, which will allow Ukraine to host INFACON-14 at the highest level.

In turn, Professor and Director of the Kazakh Chemical and Metallurgical Institute Manat Tolymbekov shared his hosting experience of the INFACON Congress in 2013 in Kazakhstan, where the Ukrainian ferroalloy enterprises were granted the right to hold the Congress.

Ukraine will demonstrate the best achievements of the industry at the International Ferroalloys Manufactures Congress INFACON-14.

The day before the meeting of the Advanced Program Committee of the Congress INFACON-14 it leaked out that the main sponsor of the Congress would be SMS Siemag AG, which represents a part of a global corporation SMS Holding GmbH. The Group has experience in working with the world's leading steel companies, specializes in construction and equipping processing of steel and non-ferrous metals plants.

There is also another sponsor of the Congress INFACON-14 - International Investment Group “Solway Investment Group”, which owns assets in the mining, metallurgical and IT sectors, as well as real estates. Solway is also in possession of Pobuzhskiy Ferronickel Plant, a unique enterprise in Ukraine and CIS, which produces ferronickel from poor oxydized nickel-containing ores on the industrial scale.

About INFACON
International INFACON Congresses that have been held since 1974 are the most authoritative forums of ferroalloy industry experts that make it possible to evaluate the level of engineering and technology in the processes of ferroalloy redistributions, to define promising directions of industry development in general and individual producers in particular, to get the most complete and relevant technical and technological information, including data about the latest developments in the fields of technological equipment, electric furnace construction, slag processing, gas purifying and energy efficiency. Participating countries of the INFACON Congress are EU countries, Kazakhstan, Norway, Turkey, Ukraine, Finland and South Africa.
Nikopol, Zaporozhye, Stakhanov ferroalloy plants and Pobuzhskiy Ferronickel Plant are engaged in ferroalloy production in Ukraine. Their products are exported to the CIS and EU countries, Asia and Africa.

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