Rimera to Upgrade Its Mechanical Engineering Plants

04.02.2014



In 2013 Rimera Group invested over RUR 350 million into the development of its mechanical engineering assets. Almetyevsk-based Alnas and Izhneftemash of Izhevsk have completed several capacity makeover projects. In 2014, same as before, Alnas is the key object of the modernization push.

Rimera to Upgrade Its Mechanical Engineering Plants

Rimera to Upgrade Its Mechanical Engineering Plants

The rollout of a German-made Laempe core-making casting plant is the largest one of Alnas' investment projects. Phase One commissioned in 2013, now the second phase of the line is being installed. The project slated for 2013-2014 is worth a total of over RUR 1 bn.
Last year Alnas upgraded its automated machining shop by installing numerically controlled machining centers by Mori Seiki of Japan. The new machining centers have several times the capacity of the old turn-milling units, allowing the plant to double its movable parts production capacity.
Procurement plans for this year include modern mechanical shop equipment to help increase productivity and reduce repair and maintenance costs. Alnas will also purchase a new test station and horizontal equipment test benches meant to improve both product quality and performance.
The plan is to complete the all-round modernization program by the end of 2015, which will allow Rimera's Almetyevsk-based mechanical engineering facility to increase its production capacity to 7,500 ESPs a year, driving its market share to 30%.
As part of its project to upgrade the lathing equipment of the sucker rod pump shop, Izhevsk-based Izhneftemash has procured and installed two computer-controlled lathe machines STL-25 (worth a total of RUS 4 million), which helped to reduce labor intensity by 20 to 60 percent and cut production costs. In 2014 two more STL-25 machines will be integrated.
A freshly commissioned paint and dry complex is yet another new acquisition. The project has required more than RUR 5 million of investments. The unit uses electromagnetic field to cover parts with a uniform layer of paint.
In 2014 the factory will commission a computer-controlled horizontal boring machine, which will allow it to produce up to 72 triplex plunger pumps a year. The project has an estimated value of RUR 25 million. 3 more million will be invested into equipment for non-destructive testing of threads used in mass produced tube couplings.

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