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2 Parizhskoi Kommuni, Kyshtym, Cheliabinsk Region, 456870 Russia

Tel: +7 (35151) 9-54-96

Tel: +7 (35151) 4-74-63


CEO Andrey Kudryavtsev

The Kyshtym Copper Electrolytic Plant is one of the oldest metallurgical plants in the Urals. It was founded in 1757 by Nikita Demidov, of the famous Demidov industrial dynasty.

Initially, there were two divisions: the Verkhne-Kyshtymsky (Upper-Kyshtym) Iron Smelting Plant and the Nizhne-Kyshtymsky (Lower-Kyshtym) Iron Works Plant. However, they were treated as a single plant whose iron products, produced under the Dva Sobolya (Two Sables) brand, were well-known both in Russia and abroad.

1908 was an important year in the history of the Kyshtym Copper Electrolytic Plant as it was acquired by the Scottish millionaire entrepreneur Leslie Urquhart. He modified the iron works plant into a copper electrolytic plant – the first in Russia to apply copper electrolysis.

Furthermore, Urquhart added some components for producing precious metals from sludge, a by-product of copper electrolysis. At that time, the refining process was conducted in England, but all the preparatory works were conducted in Kyshtym.

During the 20th century, the Kyshtym Plant remained a powerful metallurgical enterprise. In 1970-1975, it was part of the Karabashskiy Copper Smelting Plant, and later became part of Uralelectromed Plant.

RCC acquired the Kyshtym Copper Electrolytic Plant in 2003.

At present, the plant is mainly involved in fire and electrolytic refining of blister copper, processing copper scrap and waste with precious metals inclusions, and producing M00k copper cathodes, Class A copper rods and precious metals. The plant has undergone a complete retooling, which included modernization of its second anode furnace, the construction of a second electrolysis shop designed by Outotec (Finland), the construction of a copper rod production unit under license from Southwire Company (USA), capital repairs of the main melting unit, and optimization of the electrolytic copper refinement process.

Today, the annual production of the Kyshtym Copper Electrolytic Plant is about130,000 tons of copper cathodes and 100,000 tons of copper rods per year.

As part of its 2017-2018 modernization project, the plant’s production capacity will increase to 140,000 tons of copper cathodes and 140,000 tons of copper rods per year.

The plant operates in full compliance with environmental protection legislation. Since 2011, the Kyshtym Copper Electrolytic Plant has repeatedly demonstrated compliance of its environmental management system to ISO 14001, while the Plant’s health and safety management system fully corresponds with OHSAS 18001.

Like other RCC facilities, the Kyshtym Copper Electrolytic Plant is a socially responsible enterprise. Being one of the town’s key taxpayers and employers, it contributes to the social and economic development of the community, improves living standards and contributes to the prosperity of the local population.

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2 Parizhskoi Kommuni, Kyshtym, Cheliabinsk Region, 456870 Russia

+7 (35151) 9-54-96

+7 (35151) 4-74-63 — fax

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