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“Ilyich Iron & Steel Works of Mariupol” is to revamp BOF Shop mixer

22 January 2014

Major revamp of the mixer №3 started in the BOF Shop of MMKI. The Works will invest 5.5 mln. UAH for the reconstruction of facility design parameters.

The renewal of the mixer’s electrical, power and mechanic equipment will provide facility security and high quality production.

Last major revamp of the mixer was made 3 years ago. During this period more than 4 mln. t of hot metal went through it. Such quantity is an absolute record for the CIS steelmaking enterprises. The supporting-travel part of the mixer and the platform scales will be gradually renewed. After dismantling of old lining and laying of new one, the assembly of metal structures and installation of drivers will be started.

The renewed mixer will allow the blowers to provide in-time technological preparation of hot metal and its supply for the processing into steel, and also to balance the temperature and to provide in-line control of the chemical composition.

“Continuous running of the mixer and undisturbed hot metal supply will lead to stable planned production and also positively influence the economic indicators of the BOF Shop. Production price that’s the key question for us, the Works marketability depends from it”, said Director General of PJSC “Ilyich Iron and Steel Works” 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.