Metalloinvest increases bridge construction steel supplies
15 February 2018
Metalloinvest, a leading global iron ore and HBI producer and supplier, and one of the regional producers of high-quality steel, increased supplies of high quality steel products for bridge construction by 24% in 2017 to 230,000 tonnes, up from 186,000 tonnes in 2016.
In 2017, several significant infrastructure facilities made with bridge construction steel from Ural Steel (part of Metalloinvest) began operations, including a bridge over the river Volga in Nizhny Novgorod and the bridge over the river Tura in Tyumen. The opening ceremony of the road bridge in Budovo in the Tver region took place at the end of 2017. Ural Steel supplied 974,000 tonnes of steel products for the construction for the construction of this bridge, spanning 122.3 metres.
The bridge was built from heavy plate made of 14ÕÃÍÄÖ atmospheric corrosion resistant steel, which meets the highest durability requirements in low temperatures and the highest integrity standards (lacking internal defects.) The low-alloy 14ÕÃÍÄÖ steel grade, in line with the SÒÎ 13657842-1-2009 standard and with increased resistance to atmospheric corrosion, was developed by Ural Steel jointly with I. P. Bardin TsNIIChermet. The corrosion resistance of this steel grade enables it to be used in metal structures without varnish and paint, which reduces operating costs by approximately 30% over a facility's life cycle.
Among the leading customers for Metalloinvest's bridge construction steel are the largest Russian producers of metal structures, such as Kurganstalmost, Voronezhstalmost, V.A. Sklyarenko BZMMK; the Nizhny Tagil Plant of Steel Structures; Belenergomash Bzem; Chelyabinsk Steel Structure Plant and Mostostroyindustria, among others.
Andrey Prosyanik, Director of Domestic Sales, Management Company Metalloinvest, commented: "Ural Steel's flat steel products for bridge construction, produced in line with Russian standards, exceed global bridge building standards. Demand for Ural Steel's steel products is growing inexorably, which is a testament to our partners' trust and confidence in the quality of the enterprise's output".
Metalloinvest is the leading Russian producer and supplier of high-quality steel for bridge construction. Many significant and famous facilities in the country have been built using Ural Steel's metal, which is a confirmation of the high quality of the enterprise's products and the reliability of supply.
Metalloinvest's steel products have been used in the construction of around 100 bridges and flyovers, including the largest Russian bridges: the Kama river bridge, the bridge to Russky Island, the Bugrinsky bridge in Novosibirsk, the Oka river bridge in Nizhny Novgorod, and the bridge over the river Nadym, which links the Yamal peninsula with central Russia and the Urals, among others.
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