14 July ‘17

MMK launches new galvanizing unit

The unit is designed to produce zinc-coated products through the hot-dip galvanizing of cold-rolled, thin-sheet, low-carbon steel. Products from this rolled metal are high-margin, more reliable and last longer. The main consumers of such products are the construction and packaging industries.

The unit was built on the site of strip rolling plant № 11. The contract for the supply of equipment for the new unit was concluded with the SMS group (Germany) in July 2015. The capacity of the new unit is 360,000 tonnes per year, and it will use the cold rolled strip without coating, produced at strip rolling plant № 11. The unit employs 140 people.

The total cost of its construction, which began in September 2015, was around RUB 6 billion, of which nearly RUB 2,5 billion was for construction and installation work. During the construction, more than 3,500 tonnes of metal structure were installed, about 1,500 piles were fixed, around 12,400 tonnes of building envelopes were erected and about 15,000 cubic meters of foundations were filled. The general designer was OAO Magnitogorsk Gipromez, and the general contractor was OJSC Prokatmontazh.

The implementation of this project is in line with MMK’s strategy to increase its share of high value added advanced processing products.

About MMK

MMK is one of the world's largest steel producers and a leading Russian metals company. The company's operations in Russia include a large steel-producing complex encompassing the entire production chain, from the preparation of iron ore to downstream processing of rolled steel. MMK turns out a broad range of steel products with a predominant share of high-value-added products. In 2016, the company produced 12.5 million tonnes of crude steel and 11.6 million tonnes of commercial steel products. MMK Group had sales in 2016 of USD 5,630 million and EBITDA of USD 1,956 million.

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Dmitry Bulin

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E-mail: bulin.dn@mmk.ru

Dmitry Kuchumov

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E-mail: kuchumov.do@mmk.ru


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