MOGILEV, Belarus—Omsk Carbon has delayed the opening of its new carbon black production plant in Mogilev.
Originally scheduled to open by December 2015, the plant is now set for production in the fourth quarter of 2016, Karavaev said.
The company, he said, is building “20 infrastructure and industrial facilities” at the site and estimates that the first balancing and commissioning of first process flow 1 for grades 220, 330, 339, 375 will be by the end of the year.
Earlier this year, the company said it expected the first flow at the $104 million plant to start this summer.
The facility, which will produce 200,000 metric tons per year, had been scheduled to gradually ramp up to full capacity by 2019
According to the company, the Mogilev plant is being constructed using “state-of-the-art technologies and is designed to environmentally-friendly manufacturing.” The project, it added, will create about 450 new jobs.