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«Ilyich Iron and Steel Works» of Mariupol Updates Locomotive Fleet

8 November 2013

Railway fleet of Ilyich Iron and Steel Works of Mariupol, Metinvest Group, has been enlarged with two new shunting locomotives TEM-18 DM. The company invested about 24 mln UAH into the modern equipment purchase.

New locomotives became a present to railway shop on their professional holiday, November 4.

Locomotives made by Bryanskiy diesel locomotive plant are equipped with microprocessor control system and low-consumption engine which allows to substantially reduce diesel fuel consumption under conditions of increased cargo traffic.

In May, after numerous addresses from Mariupol inhabitants and local authorities, Metinvest refused from use of trucks for cargo transportation to commercial port and transferred cargo flows (about 200 ths tones per month) to railway with the purpose of municipal roads preservation. Also, after Azovstal sinter plant shutdown volume of sinter and ore and slime mixture movements between two works increased.

For uninterrupted operation of railway shop Ilyich Iron and Steel Works only intends to invest 50 mln. hrn. into renewal of locomotive fleet before the end of 2013. 25 mln. hrn. out of them are intended for capital repair of nine diesel locomotives. It is also intended to invest another 50 mln. hrn. into purchase of three new locomotives and repair campaign continuation. This is a sequential program for 2014.

“Successful operation of the whole company depends on efficient and well-coordinated work of railway department. The railway network of our company, if compared with a human body, presents its most critical arteries. We will make all our efforts to completely renew rolling stock of railway shop in several years,” states Yuriy 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%.

METINVEST HOLDING LLC is the managing company of METINVEST GROUP.

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.