Our Business


OEMK is the only integrated steel company in Russia that carries out direct reduction of iron and smelting in electric furnaces. This allows for steel production that is virtually free from harmful impurities and residual elements.

The main products produced at OEMK are:

  • DRI;
  • Cast square and rectangular billets;
  • Steel products: long steel products, square billets, pipe billets.

Production Processes at OEMK:

Production Processes at OEMK


2020 Continuous Casting Machine #3 (CCM #3) is commissioned at OEMKs Electric Arc Furnace Shop, following the completion of CCM #3s technical re-equipping.
OEMK is renamed in honour of Alexey Ugarov.
OEMK launches ball rolling facility.
2019 OEMK produces its 70-millionth tonne of metallised pellets.
OEMK masters the production of new steel grades tailored to customer requirements.
OEMK begins installing equipment at its heat treatment facility.
OEMK launches reduction and calibration section for Rolling Mill 350s mid-size production line at Rolling Unit #2 at OEMK
2018 OEMK launches its own ball rolling production for its Continuous Casting Machine.
OEMK launches new water descaling equipment.
OEMK opens a warehouse for finished products.
2017 onstruction of the third waste disposal facility has been completed.
2016 Construction has begun at OEMK on a reduction and calibration section for Rolling Mill 350s mid-size production line at Rolling Unit No. 2.
The second gas purification unit at the electric arc furnace shop (EAF) has started operations.
2015 Modernisation of the second module of the gas purification unit took place at the electric-furnace shop.
2014 An oxygen plant with a cryogenic air separation unit (ASU #3) was put into trial operation.
2012 The electric gas cleaning system and the water-cooling system designed for the simultaneous operation of five continuous casting machines were modernised.
2010 Finishing plant put into operation.
2009 Integrated Steel Processing Unit #3 put into operation.
2001 Rolling Mill 350 was put into operation and the first products with a rod diameter of 12mm were made.
1987 Rolling Mill 700 was put into operation.
1984 OEMK commenced commercial melting of steel in an electric arc furnace (EAF #1).
1983 OEMKs first DRI plant commenced operations.
1982 The first oxidised pellets were produced by OEMKs iron ore pellet plant.
1975 The Soviet Council of Ministers signed decree No. 821 "On the construction of Oskol Electrometallurgical Plant (OEMK)"
1974 The Ministry of Foreign Trade of the USSR and a group of West German companies signed an agreement in Moscow on a joint venture to establish a metallurgical plant that would use the MIDREX process of direct reduction of iron.

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