Azerfloat’s new project in Azerbaijan involves the construction of a complete float glass line which, when completed, will produce a volume of approximately 250 tonnes of coated float glass per day. The new production facility will create about 600 new jobs.
The scope of supply – from Horn Glass Industries AG – extends from the batch house, via the melting furnace, the tin bath and roller cooling furnace to the cold end, where the finished glass is cut, stacked, packed and transported away using specially developed storage technology. Supply technology includes the production of nitrogen and hydrogen as well as a shielding gas mixing and cooling water station.
The comprehensive know-how of Horn not only has a positive effect on the construction of the furnace, the engineering and the chief assembly of the supplied equipment, but also on the project management and logistics.
The float glass plant is to be built in an industrial park in Sumgait. The city of Sumgait has existed for around five years and is approximately 30 kilometres from the capital Baku. With about 294,500 inhabitants, it is now the largest industrial city of Azerbaijan with more than 30 large companies, which belong mainly to the chemical and metal processing industries.
Construction work on the site started 1 October 2017. At the same time, detailed planning is in full swing in Plößberg, which requires intensive cooperation between the customer, all subcontractors and Horn’s specialist departments.