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We have been creating the history of the industry

for over 50 years

"BIPROMET is the history of the industry, but it has also made the history of the non-ferrous metal industry. BIPROMET's achievements are definitely the foundation for developing new designs and technologies for steel plants and non-ferrous metal plants. I am an electrician by profession, and an electric does an entire plant, e.g. Głogów Copper Smelter. I know how many stairs there are at the Flash Furnace until now - I've been going there more than 1000 times at the start-up of the first Flash Furnace. In my opinion, this is a good piece of history of the non-ferrous metal industry in Poland." - Władysław Morawiec, Chief Designer, over 60 years working in BIPROMET

Nowadays - 21st century

In 2007, the company debuted on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. At that time, 66% of the shares were bought by KGHM Polska Miedź SA, while in 2015 it took over the entire ownership package. BIPROMET became one of the companies belonging to the KGHM Polska Miedź SA Capital Group.

BIPROMET has been present on the domestic and international design and construction market for more than 65 years.

The organizational structure includes a team of specialists who combine knowledge, experience and competence

in terms of implemented development projects. Tasks in the company are organized within the framework of six functioning departments dedicated to innovative solutions for significant sectors of the economy, among others, power industry, steel, non-ferrous, mining, cement, coke and environmental industries. The comprehensive services provided by the company cover the scope of General Designer, Contract Engineer, General Contractor, Contractor or Project Team Partner at each stage of the investment process. Competences acquired over the years have allowed the company to become involved in significant investment projects, including modernization of the Metallurgical Plant for the Orzeł Biały Company; modernization and construction of new air pollution control systems for ArcelorMittal in Poland and abroad and for Trzyniec Steelworks in the Czech Republic; construction of a coke oven de-dusting plant for Koksownia Częstochowa Nowa; construction of a new plant for GK Kęty - Alupol in Tychy (Extruded Products Section); expansion of Hydroaluminium in Chrzanów; construction of Baterpol in Świętochłowice, or the largest undertaking in the non-ferrous metal industry - implementation of the Pyrometallurgy Modernization Program for KGHM Polska Miedź SA.

1990's - 2000 of the 20th century

In 1990, BIPROMET completed the ownership transformation process and became a joint stock company - BIPROMET SA. However, due to the political transformation period there was a downturn in the economy, especially in the heavy industry. At that time, the demand for project design in the scope of new investment projects was reduced. At that time, BIPROMET undertook modernization tasks of the existing technological lines, as well as intensified its activities towards the needs of the iron, steel, mining, glass and general construction industries. An immediate consequence was the expansion of activities to the complex investment execution services market. In 1992, the first investment in the “turnkey” system - "Julian" Fine Coal Enrichment Plant in Piekary Śląskie - was completed. In the scope of general investment implementation, BIPROMET was cooperating with Przedsiębiorstwo Budowlane Przemysłu Węglowego from Katowice, transformed into PB Katowice SA. Later, intensified activities led to the company's involvement in the BIPROMET structure. As a result, dynamic changes in the economy have resulted in BIPROMET's commencement of providing comprehensive services that cover the scope of General Designer, Contract Engineer, General Investment Contractor and Contractor or a Project Team Partner at each stage of an investment process, focusing on industrial construction and large investment related to environmental protection.

The experience of working with the industry, which is the main emitter of air pollutants, led to intensified efforts to seek innovative solutions in the field of air, water and waste water treatment. BIPROMET's design offices continued to work on solving pollution problems. In 2000, as a result of acquisition of the OPAM Design, Supply and Realization of Air Protection Facilities Company in Katowice, BIPROMET organizational structure acquired additional units specialized in dust extraction and flue gas cleaning from industrial production processes. Reorganization activities were undertaken, and the scope of design work was expanded with technologies dedicated to removal of contaminated gases and fumes for cement plants, foundries, power plants, coke plants, steel works and non-ferrous metal industries.

1970's - 1980’s of the 20th century

As a result of strong development of non-ferrous metals processing, BIPROMET has developed technological and construction departments. Study works were done, technical and economic assumptions were made, and technical documentations as well as individual projects prepared. Moreover, supervision over the implementation and start-up of departments and processing plants was carried out. Moreover, apart from technological specialization, specialists in specific production groups and auxiliary processing for non-ferrous metals were developed. In cooperation with foreign companies and the Non-ferrous Metals Institute, specialization in the scope of construction and design in the field of metallurgical processes and copper processing was developed. As a result, BIPROMET acquired competences that allowed for exclusive design and execution of works for Głogów Copper Smelter and Cedynia Copper Smelter, as well as for undertaking foreign investment projects in Brazil and Germany.

In the 1980’s, there was a significant reduction in costs for investments. The non-ferrous metal industry has reached levels that had been planned in moderate versions of production forecasts. As a result, BIPROMET undertook modernization works aimed mainly at remedying deficiencies and shortcomings in technological lines being operated. However, the growing quality requirements for manufactured products, as well as environmental safety requirements, have resulted in increased investments in the non-ferrous metal industry. At that time, design work in the scope of implementation of innovation, which would favour obtaining the required quality of production by production plants using technology that meets BAT requirements, was started.

1950's - 1960’s of the 20th century

In 1950, the structure of the Construction and Design Office was transformed, establishing the Non-Ferrous Metals Industry Office at BIPROMET. Tasks implemented by three designing teams located in Katowice, Złotoryja and Wizów near Bolesławiec were taken over. These teams have developed a number of projects aimed at reconstruction the mining and metallurgical potential of the non-ferrous metals industry destroyed by the war, and also the first developmental investments were launched. At that time, one of the most important tasks was construction work on launching production in the zinc and lead plants in Poland.

During this period, the tasks were limited to making design documentation for reconstruction of the mining of zinc and lead production potential. Subsequently, work has been extended to include maintenance issues, replacement and restoration of obsolete machine fleet, expansion of basic production facilities, and construction of new complexes and zinc and lead facilities.

Significant events in the 1960’s included cooperation with a British company, which resulted in a new zinc and lead plant in Miasteczko Śląskie in the technology of simultaneous production of zinc and lead in the shaft furnace process. Moreover, equipping the steel plant with a fire department of galmei ores enrichment allowed the use of raw and sintered zinc oxide for the first time in the world as a charge for sinter production for the shaft furnace.

In the years 1962 - 1967, a general project was developed for development of the New Copper Ore Mine and future plants of the Legnica-Głogów Copper District, and complex technical projects of mines and ore-enrichment plants, i.e. ZG Lubin and ZG Polkowice.


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