Mnisek Pod Brdy
Nikom Mnisek Pod Brdy
Czech Vanadium, a.s. is the most effective European manufacturer of ferrovanadium supplying worldwide leading steel producers with premium quality materials. The company was established in 1993 as NIKOM a.s. by privatising the former metalworks Kovohute Mnisek, its ferrovanadium part respectively. That time, the new Japanese investors brought technology know-how of cost effective aluminothermic process.
Their market share reaches 8% of the total Vanadium world consumption.
In 2007, NIKOM a.s. joined EVRAZ Group, the vertically integrated steel producer, who also operates vanadium rich iron ore mines – the key source of V-bearing raw material to our operations.""
By Viktor Macha in 2005.
Plant facts and figures
The plant have an annual capacity of 50000 tons.
The following processes are conducted in the plant:
- Coke plant
This plant produces the following type of products:
Ferovanadium production has rather short tradition in the town of Mnisek pod Brdy.
The plant was estabhlished in the beginning of 80´s with main orientation on ferrovanadium sinter production which is further used in metallurgy.
Annual production of ferrovanadium is about 4600 tons.
Evraz acquired a 100% stake in Nikom in 2007.