State-owned Ukrainian titanium plant resumes operations after lengthy pause due to war
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The United Mining and Chemical Company has resumed work at the Irshansk Mining and Processing Plant after being idle since October 2022, reported the press service of the UMCC-Titanium.

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On July 5, enrichment factory No. 3 started working at the enterprise. During the first shift, workers produced 220 ilmenite concentrate, which is a raw material for the production of titanium and related products.

The deputy chairman of the board, Dimitri Kalandadze, said that UMCC expects to achieve stable performance by the end of the year.

"We are now standing on the threshold of global world changes in the titanium industry, where UMCC, as a state-owned company, has every chance to take a leading position and forever oust the Russian Federation from the international market," he said.

JSC "UMCC" is one of the world's largest producers of titanium raw materials, which has 4% of the world market and is among the top ten in the world in terms of production volumes. It is a leader in the production of ilmenite, rutile and zircon concentrates in Ukraine and Europe.

It has two branches: the Vilnohorsk Mining and Metallurgical Plant (Malyshevske deposit, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast) and the Irshansk Mining and Processing Plant (Mezhyrichne deposit, Zhytomyr Oblast). The Irshansk plant operates on deposits located within a radius of 6 to 21 kilometers from Irshansk. The production technology involves opening, extraction and beneficiation of ore.