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“Ilyich Iron & Steel Works of Mariupol” expands market outlets

22 January 2014

“Ilyich Iron & Steel Works of Mariupol” an affiliate of Metinvest Group proved its right for production of the rolled products for shipbuilding and continuous cast slabs according to the requirements of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS).

Audit of Quality Management System of enterprise has been carried out by ABS Head Inspector of Europa Division in Ukraine, Bulgaria, Romania, Moldavia and Georgia. The representative of the classification body visited Technical Department, Basic Oxygen Furnace Shop, Plate Rolling Mill “3000”, Chemical and Mechanical Laboratories and Quality Control Department.

On the basis of audit results PJSC “Ilyich Iron & Steel Works of Mariupol” will receive the approval certificates of American Bureau of Shipping. Certificate validity interval for production of plate rolled products for shipbuilding foreseeing width extension up to 52 mm was renewed for five years and for the first time was proved the right for production of continuously cast slabs in compliance with the rules of ABS.

Certificates by American Bureau of Shipping give to PJSC “Ilyich Iron & Steel Works of Mariupol” right to produce for American steel market shipbuilding normal strength steel grades (A, B, D, E) and higher strength shipbuilding steel grades (AH32, DH32, EH32, AH36, DH36, EH36) within the period of next five years.

A very big importance has also the received permission for simplified acceptance procedure for shipbuilding rolled products of AB/A steel grade with thickness of up to 52 mm manufactured in compliance with ABS rules. Now shipment procedure of this material will not require presence of certification body inspector. It will allow significantly reduce products delivery time to the customer.

“In the result of audit carried out by American Bureau of Shipping slabs manufactured by “Ilyich Iron & Steel Works of Mariupol” for production of shipbuilding flat rolled products have been certified for the first time. Owing to this we can extend our market outlets and simplify shipment procedure of several types of products. It means that our enterprise will become more competitive” emphasized General Director of results PJSC “Ilyich Iron & Steel Works of Mariupol” Yuriy Zinchenko.

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PJSC "ILYICH IRON AND STEEL WORKS OF MARIUPOL" is one of the largest integrated enterprises in Ukraine. The enterprise produces pipes and flat rolled products of carbon, low-alloy and alloy steels for different applications: hot-rolled plates and sheets intended for manufacturing of pipes for main pipelines, ships, pressure vessels, bridge structures, other steel structures 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 high quality of steel products of 200 steel grades produced at the enterprise. Quality Management System is functioning at PJSC "Ilyich Iron and Steel Works of Mariupol" developed and certified according to the requirements established in ISO 9001.
Production facilities of the enterprise allow to produce about 6.1 million tons of steel per year, 12 million tons of sinter, more than 5.5 million tons of iron, more than 6.1 million tons of steel including BOF steel – 3.6 million tons, more than 5 million tons of finished rolled products.

Metinvest is a vertically integrated mining and metallurgical group of companies that manages assets in each segment of production chain, from extraction of iron ore raw materials and coal, as well as coke production up to manufacture of steel semi-finished and finished products, pipes and coils and also manufacture of other high-value-added products. The Group incorporates mining and metallurgical enterprises located in Ukraine, Europe and USA and has sales network covering all global key markets. The key shareholders of Metinvest are SCM Group (71.25%) and Smart Holding (23.75%) that manage the Company collaboratively.

"METINVEST HOLDING" LLC is the managing company of Metinvest Group.