OEMK has successfully completed major repair works at DRI Plant #2. This has enabled the plant to increase production from 88 to 110 tonnes per hour. The increased productivity at DRI Plant #2 will enable OEMK to boost direct reduced iron (DRI) production by nearly 200,000 tonnes per year.
Lighting at three Metalloinvest enterprises becomes 70% more energy efficient. Philips Lighting has modernised the lighting systems at OEMK, Lebedinsky GOK and Mikhailovsky GOK, which will enable Metalloinvest to save over 30.5 mn kWh per year.
Metalloinvest signs long-term contracts with Mechel for supply of iron ore products. The contract stipulates that Mikhailovsky GOK will supply 0.6 mn tonnes of pellets and 1 mn tonnes of iron ore concentrate and sintering ore to Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant before 30 June 2018.
Metalloinvest signs long-term contracts with Evraz for supply of iron ore products. The contracts stipulate that Mikhailovsky GOK will supply Evraz with 1.6 mn tonnes of pellets and 1.8 mn tonnes of iron ore concentrate before 30 June 2018.
Metalloinvest has launched its third hot briquetted iron production facility (HBI-3 Plant) at Lebedinsky GOK in Gubkin, Belgorod region. The plant is the largest HBI production facility in Russia and one of the biggest in the world.
Metalloinvest and KAMAZ have discussed the terms of a three-year pricing contract for high-quality long steel products (SBQ steel) produced by OEMK, covering the period until 1 January 2018. The new agreement will define uniform base prices and set the share of rolled products purchased by KAMAZ from OEMK’s corresponding range.
Ural Steel has successfully passed an audit by DNV GL, one of the leading international certification bodies, and has received documentation certifying that its steel casting and rolled steel facilities meet the DNV GL (shipping) classification requirements and the DNV GL maritime standards. As a result, Ural Steel is now an approved supplier of products under DNV GL, DNV and GL rules.
Metalloinvest has signed a partnership agreement with the organisers of WorldSkills Kazan 2019, the 45th edition of the global professional skills championships, at the 2017 St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.
Metalloinvest and the Monotown Development Fund, a non-profit organisation, have signed a collaboration agreement at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.The agreement envisages the exchange of information on issues related to preparing and implementing monotown development programmes and supporting projects and initiatives taking place in single-industry towns.
At Ural Steel the Roller Treatment Furnace #1 and Heat Treatment Machine #1 Ñomplex is undergoing construction. Currently, design and surveying work is ongoing. 1.5 billion roubles have been invested in the project, which is planned to be completed in 2018.
Metalloinvest is continuing to implement its investment programme to develop its mining and transport operations at Lebedinsky GOK and Mikhailovsky GOK. In March 2017, two new BelAZ vehicles with a lifting capacity of 220 and 130 tonnes respectively, as well as a new locomotive with a set of dump cars, were delivered.
Metalloinvest has been victorious at the nationwide “Russian Business Leaders: Performance and Responsibility 2016” contest, winning in the category: “For the development of a cross-sector partnership to address local social problems”. The awards ceremony took place as part of Russian Business Week, organised by the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs.
Ural Steel is launching a new product, the slag pot. The first trial version of a slag pot for the Ural Steel pig iron facility was cast in June 2016 at the modular casting unit in the enterprise machine shop. Over seven months of use, the slag pot has withstood over 500 loads and continues to be in use.
Metalloinvest and OMK sign long-term contract for supply of steel billets for production of railway wheels. Round cast billets with a diameter of 455mm will be produced at Ural Steel and will be delivered to the Vyksa Steel Works.
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