To meet the demands of our constantly growing number of ferroalloy consumers the ferroalloy producers in Georgia and United States utilize highly automated manufacturing processes using the latest updated technology and equipment. One of the recent upgrades is the implementation of container use technology for shipping manufactured material which promotes the following advantages:

1.Elimination of material fines forming;

2.More efficient cost of freight transportation;

3.Avoidance of material loss at all stages of transportation;

4.Preservation of purity of the material delivered, without any outside particles.

CC Metals & Alloys

CCMA, a leading producer and supplier of high-grade ferrosilicon alloys, has implemented a comprehensive ERP software package (designed by DRI) at its facility. Part of a top-down investment made by GAA, this system will provide detailed reporting capabilities and allow more efficient communication within the larger Felman Trading network. As a result, operations will be streamlined thanks to more robust financial projections, purchase tracking, and maintenance planning. To monitor ongoing activity at the facility, CCMA has installed advanced Programmable Logic Controls (PLCs) at its crushing and sizing plant. The facility’s cooling towers, also equipped with PLCs, are controlled by variable speed drive motors to ensure an optimally efficient output. Employees gain access to accurate, real-time data from advanced scales on front-end loaders and temperature probes/sensors installed on furnaces. This data promotes an increase in efficiencies and a decrease in maintenance costs.

Felman Production

Felman Production has implemented a comprehensive ERP software package (designed by DRI) at its facility. Part of a top-down investment made by parent company GAA, this system will provide detailed reporting capabilities and allow for more efficient communication within the larger Felman Trading network. When combined with the sales, receivables, and invoicing capabilities provided by the plant’s “Vulcan” software, operations will be streamlined thanks to more robust financial projections, purchase tracking, and maintenance planning.
In January 2013, Felman was able to realize additional operational efficiencies with the installation of plugging guns and drills at its largest furnace, furnace #2. This addition not only reduced production time and improved output, it also significantly reduced the safety risks associated with handling the liquid alloy.
To further maximize the performance and energy efficiency of its facility, Felman recently began the process of replacing its old baghouse fans with new models that require less electrical power, and has just completed this upgrade on it the baghouse furnace #5.

Zestafoni Ferroalloy Plant (Georgian Manganese Entity)

While Zestafoni has grown to become Georgia’s largest silicomanganese processing plant, it is still committed to innovating its facilities. Recently installed packing and container loading equipment has significantly boosted Zestafoni’s shipping capabilities, including: a rolling conveyer to ensure that ferroalloys are evenly distributed within containers, and electric scales to provide exact weight during loading These strategic enhancements allow for containers to be loaded and placed on flatbeds quickly and efficiently inside the warehouse. As a result, Zestafoni has been able to expand its distribution network to include Japan, South-East Asia, North, Central and South America, and has increased its daily shipping output by approximately 20 additional containers. New crushing-screening machinery broadened the range of standard product sizes that the facility could offer its customers and improved crushing output to 200 MT/hour. In addition to size ranges of 10-50 mm, 10-80 mm, 10-100 mm and 50-100 mm, the facility can custom crush other sizes upon request.

Chiatura Manganese Mine (Georgian Manganese Entity)

Chiatura is made up of seven mines and eight open quarries and occupies over 13 distinct uplands situated over a 100km area. This region contains a rich depository of mineral resources, allowing Chiatura to extract three main types of manganese ore – carbonate, oxide and peroxide. Once extracted, materials are either shipped to Zestafoni or processed at one of Chiatura’s numerous onsite metal enrichment facilities, capable of producing several grades of manganese concentrates and other ore products.

Vartsikhe 2005 Hydropower Plant (Georgian Manganese Entity)

Situated in the Imereti region of Georgia, Vartsikhe is conveniently located in proximity to Chiatura and Zestafoni. Originally constructed in 1972, Vartsikhe has undergone numerous upgrades Hydro-aggregates, high voltage transformers, and transmission lines have all been restored and repaired in the past decade. Today, Vartsikhe comprised of four hydropower plants, each containing two hydro generators with maximum capacities of 23 megawatts. Vartsikhe is capable of producing approximately 800,000 megawatts of energy a year.

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