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Kazakhstan was awarded the Team Silver Prize at International welding competition Arc Cup 2017 in Shanghai

1 gold medal (Finished-product Welding 111SMAW/141GTAW/135GMAW/136FCAW), 1 silver medal (International welding technology competition) and 2 bronze medals (141/GTAW welding and welding competition for non-regulated projects) were awarded in individual nominations.

Honor of Kazakhstan was defended by employees of Trest Sredazenergomontazh JSC (Almaty), KazTransOil JSC(Eastern branch, Pavlodar), Daewoo Bus Kazakhstan LLP (Semey), Aktau training center (Aktau) and Kazakhstan welding association Kazweld (Astana).

As a result, Kazakhstan was awarded the Team Silver Prize.

Mr. Gary Marquis, Chairman of International Welding Institute (IIW) awarded a Kazakhstan winner Mr. Assylbek Chonekbayev at the IIW Annual Assembly in front of 1000 delegates and experts from 59 IIW member countries.

Over 300 professionals in welding technology and skills of 67 Participating teams from BRICS Countries and Belt & Road Countries and people from all walks of life (around 1000 people in total) attended the Opening and Closing Ceremony of 2017 Arc Cup Competition.


This International Welding Competition consisted of the Fifth International Welding Skills Competition, the Fourth International Robot Welding Competition, and the First International Welding Technology Competition. The Fifth International Welding Skills Competition was divided into 6 projects, including, Shield Metal Arc Welding (111/SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (135/GMAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (141/GTAW), Oxygen Fuel Gas Welding (311/OFW), Finished-product Welding (111SMAW/141GTAW/135GMAW/136FCAW) and Welding Competition for Non-regulated Projects.

The First International Welding Technology Competition attracted competitors from domestic and foreign enterprises and schools & universities in aviation, petroleum, electronics, transportation, nuclear, energy, machinery and other industries. Many latest researches and application achievements of enterprises were disclosed during the First International Welding Technology Competition.

Certificates of Award of 2017 Arc Cup Competition were signed and issued by IIW, CWS, OC ARCIWC and Organizing Committee of BRICS Skills Development and Technology Innovation Competition. The certificates with the signature of Gary Marquis, Chairman of IIW, will gain recognition among 59 member countries of IIW and in the World Welding field, raising the value of honor of 2017 Arc Cup Competition greatly.

IIW CWS Arc Cup 2017 International Welding co-hosted by IIW (International Institute of Welding), CWS (Chinese Welding Society), CWA (China Welding Association) and OC ARCIWC (Organizing Committee of Arc Cup International Welding Competition) was held in Shanghai during June 24th- 30th, 2017. 2017 Arc Cup Competition, as one of the wonderful events of 70th IIW Annual Assembly & International Conference, got big support and extensive participation of Chinese government and BRICS Countries and won a positive response among Belt & Road Countries.