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Products of “Ilyich Iron and Steel Works of Mariupol” has been certified by Indian Register of Shipping

22 January 2013

“Ilyich Iron and Steel Works of Mariupol” of Metinvest Group is successfully continued work on steel products certification within the framework of realization of competitive capability and client-orientedness increasing strategy on the world markets.

For the first time the Works has received the certificate of Indian Register of Shipping (IRS), which is the proof that our Works has the right to manufacture shipbuilding steels of normal and high strength of grades А, В, D, E, АН32, DН32, ЕН32, АН36, DН36, ЕН36.

IRS Certificate, verified by Indian quality standards, shall be valid till November, 2017. It opens new possibilities in cooperation and sales outlets. Every year a technical audit will be carried out at the Works to verify conformance to the Register requirements in the manufacture of the said grades of shipbuilding steels.

Today, «Ilyich Iron and Steel Works of Mariupol» has more than 50 certificates issued by nine recognized Certification Bodies for rolled metal products of more than 200 steel grades.

«Receipt of the Certificate of Indian Register of Shipping is the proof of high level of conformance of the Works' products to the international quality standards», Aleksandr Loskutov, a Director on Technology and Quality of «Ilyich Iron and Steel Works of Mariupol» states. «It\'ll allow to the Works to establish its position at the metal products world markets and meet the increased requirements of customers to the quality of shipbuilding steel rolled products, manufactured at the Works».

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PJSC «Ilyich Iron and Steel Works of Mariupol» is one of the greatest enterprises in Ukraine with full metallurgical cycle. The Works produces pipes and flat rolled products of carbon, low-alloy and alloy steels for different applications: hot-rolled plates and sheets intended for the production of pipes for main pipelines, ships, pressure vessels, bridge constructions, other metal constructions for critical application; hot-rolled plates, sheets and strips including pickled; cold-rolled, including galvanized, bands, sheets and strips, including for cold stamping, flooring and others; thick-walled pipes including for oil pipe lines; water- and gas-supply welded thin-walled pipes of circular section and structural pipes of rectangular section; flasks for different compressed gases, including automobile and others.

50 certificates issued by seven International Certification Bodies and Ukraine Certification Centers confirm the high quality of the metal products of 200 steel grades produced at the Works. Quality Management System functions at the PJSC «Ilyich Iron and Steel Works of Mariupol» developed and certified according to the requirements of ISO 9001.

Production facilities of the Works allow to produce about 6,1 million tons of steel per year, 12 million tons of agglomerate, more than 5,5 million tons of pig-iron, more than 6,1 million tons of steel including converter steel — 3,6 million tons, more than 5 million tons of finished rolled products.

METINVEST is an international vertical-integrated mining-and-metallurgical Group of companies, which runs assets in every link of production chain from iron-ore and coal mining till semi-finished and finished metal products manufacture. The structure of the Group comprises mining and metallurgical enterprises in Ukraine, Europe and USA, and sales network covering the key world markets. METINVEST GROUP consists of Metallurgical and Mining Divisions. According to the strategical vision of the Group its aim is to become lead European vertical-integrated steel producer with stable ratio of growth and cost effectiveness in spite of market cyclicity, and to ensure investment return higher than industrial standards. In the first half of 2012 the Group has received US$6,74 milliards of sale proceeds, cost effectiveness by EBITDA was 16%.

METINVEST HOLDING LLC is the managing company of Metinvest Group.

The main shareholders of METINVEST B. V. Company (holding company ofMetinvest Group) are SKM GROUP (71,25%) and SMART-HOLDING (23,75%), which control Company at partnership relations.