Türkiye plans to open three further boron processing vegetation, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan advised a mass inauguration ceremony in Eskişehir province on Tuesday.
“This yr, we’ll add three new boron processing vegetation to Eskişehir, which account for an funding worth of 501 million liras ($25.8 million),” Erdoğan stated.
He stated the “pilot facility” opened in Eskişehir will start processing 1,200 tons of ore per yr within the first stage establishing one other “facility that may improve the annual manufacturing to 570,000 tons instantly.”
Erdoğan stated the “design, manufacture and meeting of the locomotive and subsystems of the primary home electrical locomotive, E5000, might be accomplished after which, testing and certification might be launched.”
“Right here, we’ll manufacture 500 locomotives that Türkiye will want within the subsequent 10 years,” he added.
Türkiye’s exports of boron and associated merchandise hit an all-time excessive final yr, because the nation revved up efforts to learn extra from its huge reserves of the important thing materials.
Türkiye has been in search of to spice up its value-added merchandise, and has been processing extra boron and producing semi-finished and completed merchandise as an alternative of promoting immediately after extraction, which was the case in earlier years.
The ingredient is actively utilized in many areas together with know-how, power, cleansing supplies, protection, glass and ceramics.