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Ilyich Iron and Steel Works of Mariupol Updates Its Fleet of Vehicles

27 September 2013

Ilyich Iron and Steel Works of Mariupol, Metinvest Group, purchased nine new BelAZ trucks to improve efficiency and quality of works on slime and slag processing which is one of the most critical components of environmental solutions in metallurgical production. Investments into updating heavy dumpers fleet amounted more than UAH 12 mln.

The new vehicles are equipped with centralized lubrication system and are characterized by high efficiency, effectiveness and reliability. Improved technical characteristics allow to increase safety of traffic. The cabs are equipped with air conditioners to make drivers’ working environment more comfortable.

The heavy dumpers will be used in technological slime and slag transportation of sinter and blast furnace production, as well as at BOF Shop and Limekiln Department.

This is already the second supply of modern vehicles to the Works in 2013. The first two byelorussian heavy dumpers have been operating at Ilyich’s technological routes since April. The company is implementing a capital repair program for BelAZ trucks. It is expected to update 100% vehicles involved in production.

“Efficiency and quality of all our work directly depends from the level of the Works’ equipment. Investments into new vehicles purchase make a contribution into efficient production and comfortable working conditions. We are aiming at a technical condition of our fleet of vehicles as good as possible, which is especially critical under the difficult situation in metallurgy and need in our product marketability improvement”, statesYuriy Zinchenko, Director General 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.