Its planned annual capacity includes 3 million passenger car tires, 200,000 agricultural tires and 100,000 metre conveyor belt.
The project uses Chinese equipment and technology and has started equipment installation and tech training, according to the programme.
Over 80 local employees had obtained necessary technical skills and nearly 100 were taking training programmes in China. The Chinese parties also plan to send their staff to Angren for long-term onsite instruction.
In April, ChemChina-owned Yiyang Rubber and Plastics Machinery announced that it had dispatched a fleet fully loaded with internal mixers and large press vulcanisers to Uzbekistan for the project.
According to Yiyang, the company worked over half a year on the design and manufacturing of production lines for internal mixer and steel wire rope conveyor belt press vulcaniser.
The company is supplying GK-400N and GK-190E Yixiangji nternal mixers as well as 2.2m×10.6m steel wire rope core large press vulcanisers to the plant.
The Yiyang project was carried out by a team of experts from KraussMaffei and local technicians, “to optimise and improve the design, technology, process, pipeline layout and appearance quality in an all-around way,” the company added.
The new plant in Uzbekistan will create over a thousand jobs when in operation and generate $200 million annual export, according to the television programme.
Uzbekistan National Chemical broke ground on the industrial complex in Angren in October 2015, in partnership with Chinese manufacturer and builder Poly Technologies Inc., which provided turnkey engineering for the project.