20 March 2014
One of the main aims of the overhaul was the replacement of the charging equipment that had been in operation since 2011. This unit is used for burden material charging into pig-iron melting unit and besides it prevents the gas to come out of the blast furnace into atmosphere.
Among the performed works on the first blast-furnace overhaul are: the replacement of the rotating hopper mechanism, the repair of the casting yard equipment (including gutters, ground safety fences, electric guns for the taphole plugging), the repair and the replacement of the burden input equipment and skip hoist.
“The repairing campaign has big plans. This year we are planning a range of serious projects on the renovation and modernization of the equipment in main structural departments of the Works: sinter, blast-furnace, steelmaking and rolling shops. Being socially responsible Metinest Company systematically carries out its obligations, developing the production capacities of its enterprises, improving the working conditions and the quality of the citizens’ life in the towns of its existence. The investments in the development of our Works is continuing even in such difficult for the industry times,” notes Yuriy Zinchenko, General Director of the PJSC “Ilyich Iron and Steel Works of Mariupol”.
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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.