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“Iron and steel works of Mariupol” has finished repair of the mixer

4 March 2014

Overhaul of the third mixer was finished in BOF Shop of “Iron and Steel Works of Mariupol” of Metinvest Group. The enterprise has paid 5,5 millions UAH for unit upgrading of electric, power and mechanical equipment.

Repair services of the works in association with the specialists of BOF Shop have checked the equipment and reset the design parameters of the mixer. The metal constructions of mixer platform were also upgraded.

Metallurgists have paid special attention to full substitution of mixer lining. In despite of difficult weather conditions the relining was finished six days before the planned date. Overhaul period of updated mixer №3 will be three years after all reconstructive procedures. And it will allow steelmakers to provide on-time process preparation of liquid iron and charging it into the steelmaking units.

“Iron and Steel Works of Mariupol” systematically updates the manufacturing facilities – more than 200 overhauls were performed only for last year. In despite of some difficulties in this branch Metinvest company doesn’t reduce the volume of investments for works development.

“Stable works operation and its steady future directly depends upon the operating conditions of its manufacturing facilities. Therefore we pay special attention to manufacturing facilities modernization and updating. The competition in branch of metallurgy is stepped up, manufacturing facilities upgrading and heading for innovations and quality improvement of output products will allow us to take the new market niche and hold the stable ground in segments traditional for us. We plan capitally to modernize the converter process”, - said the General Director of “Ilyich Iron and Steel Works of Mariupol”, Jury 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.

Metinvest is a vertically integrated mining group of companies, operating the assets in each sector of the production cycle beginning with iron ore and coal mining and coke production up to the manufacture of steel semi-products and finished products, pipes and coils as well as production of other products with high value added. The Group consists of mining and steel works situated in Ukraine, Europe, and the USA and has a chain of sales covering the key world markets. The chief stockholders of Metinvest are SKM Group (71,25%) and Smart-Holding (23,75%) which jointly run the Company.

METINVEST HOLDING LLC – the holding company of the Metinvest Group