Managing Director appointed at Ural Steel
13 October 2020
Metalloinvest, a leading global producer and supplier of HBI and iron ore products, and one of the regional producers of high-quality steel, announces the appointment of Ildar Iskakov as Managing Director of Ural Steel.
Nazim Efendiev, CEO of Management Company Metalloinvest, said: "We are pleased to welcome Ildar Iskakov and wish him success in his new role. He has a thorough knowledge of metallurgical production, having worked for almost 20 years at Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works, one of the world’s largest steel producers, where he rose from assistant steelmaker to chief metallurgist. He managed the oxygen converter facility and coke production at the enterprise. We are certain that his experience, deep understanding of production processes and knowledge of modern technology will ensure the effective implementation of solutions to increase the production and operational efficiency of Ural Steel.”
Ildar Iskakov graduated with honours from Magnitogorsk State Technical University in 2002, specialising in ferrous metals metallurgy.
From 2002 to 2020, he worked at the Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works, working his way up from assistant steelmaker to chief metallurgist of the enterprise.
Ural Steel is an integrated company that operates blast furnace, steelmaking and metal rolling facilities, and is a leading Russian manufacturer of high-quality steel for bridge construction.
Over the past 10 years, Metalloinvest has invested over 25bn roubles in the development and modernisation of the enterprise’s production facilities, as well as in projects aimed at minimising the environmental impact of production.
Since 2017, Metalloinvest has been implementing a comprehensive development programme at Ural Steel. In 2019, modernisation of the electric arc furnaces was completed following the implementation of Flexible Modular Furnace technology. The enterprise introduced a single integrated financial and business management system using the SAP S/4 HANA platform.
Currently, blast furnace modernisation, construction of a new air separation facility, modernisation of the thermal power plant and foundry development are in progress.
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