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Ilyich Iron and Steel Works

MMKI Improves Product Quality

22 August 2013

New technologies and solutions are implemented at Ilyich Iron and Steel Works of Mariupol, Metinvest Group, with the purpose of rejects reduction. Competitive product output in accordance with customer requirements is one of the priority tasks set before production shops.

Thus, sinter plant thoroughly works on non-prime quality sinter output reduction. Control is organized for all materials coming to the department and changing to AC grade coal has already resulted in improvement of sinter physical properties. A series of technological measures is offered in rolling shops for casting of slabbing rimmed and semi-killed steel ingots. This will allow to minimize the most frequent defects.

An increased attention is paid to professional training of technological staff: production procedure with observance of set key indicators strictly according to technology.

Such measures give their result. Last year galvanized product rejects at Cold Rolling Shop comprised 3.67% versus 2.34% for 5 month period this year. Output of products conforming to requirements reached 99.16% at Rolling Mill 3000 in January – May 2013 (versus 98,56% in 2012).

“A highly qualified personnel works at MMKI. Understanding importance of tasks set before us we will be able to optimally use the existing potential and resources to improve product quality and reduce reject level”, states Konstantin Pismarev, Technology and Quality Director of PJSC “Ilyich Iron and Steel Works of Mariupol”.

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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%.

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