MOGILEV, Belarus—Russian carbon black manufacturer Omsk Carbon aims to start production at its Mogilev plant by the second quarter 2018—about 18 months behind the original schedule.
Omsk Carbon Group chairman Valeriy Kaplunat explained that the delay was in order to secure better technology for Omsk Carbon's third production site.
"We are doing our best to make our Mogilev plant the world's most advanced facility in terms of process equipment in our industry," Kapulant said. "Changing the launch date has enabled the company to ensure excellent performance indicators for the future facility and compliance with 100 percent of the environmental requirements."
According to the chairman, improving the production process and increasing efficiency of the plant's power-generation cycle were main points of focus.