Stewart Engineers, Inc has installed production equipment support steel structures at the Orda Glass float glass manufacturing and processing plant in Kyzylorda, Kazakhstan.

The installation crew on site in Kyzylorda, under the supervision of Stewart Engineers, has ramped up the installation of support steel structures for the tin bath and melting furnace of the float glass plant.

Support steel installation commenced in early March. Nearly 80% of the support steel installation is expected to be complete in July, at which time sufficient steel will be in place to begin installation of the melting furnace and tin bath, which comprise the heart of the float glass production line.

It is critical, however, that a new construction company be appointed shortly to continue the civil works, as the melting furnace and tin bath cannot be installed until civil construction is sufficiently advanced.

The batch plant (for mixing of glass-forming ingredients) must also be completed in order to commence heat up of the melting furnace.

“Stewart Engineers is delighted that work continues and we applaud the efforts of our partner Orda Glass in searching for a new civil works construction company to fulfill Orda’s civil works responsibilities,” said Stewart Engineers’ Vice President of Technology, Chris Cording.

“Stewart Engineers is assisting Orda in this initiative. China Triumph International Engineering is currently in negotiations to take over the civil works from the previous contractor, ShymkentKhimMontazh.”