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Ilyich Iron and Steel Works

An uprated turboblower re-launched at “Ilyich Iron and Steel Works”

28 March 2014

PJSC “Ilyich Iron & Steel Worksof Mariupol” of METINVEST GROUP has invested over one million hryvnas for modernization of the turboblower №8 at the thermal power plant-1. The turboblower was put into operation following the unit’s complete overhaul and it provides hot blast to blast furnaces №№3, 4 and 5.

Updating of the turboblower included renewal of the turbine rotor, the compressors, the system of regeneration and the pumping equipment.  The service staff replaced the stop valves and the pipe conduits as well. The servicemen repaired the electric equipment, the control equipment, the automated control system and performed an additional adjustment of anti-surging protection.

The overhaul repair was completed 3 days prior to scheduled term thanks to consistent work of the service staff.

“Having updating the turboblower, we are able to decrease the Works’ blowing expenditures and the blowing parameters will also improve. Realization of all restoring actions ensures steady, trouble-free operation of the unit during the overhaul period. We are applying a staged modernization of the production process. We are going forward certainly on our way to pollution-free and up-to-date steel making process. And in 2014, we will only speed up the process,” – said Yurij Zinchenko, the General Director 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.

METINVEST is an international vertical-integrated mining-and-metallurgical Group of companies, which runs assets in every link of production chain for creation of value from iron-ore and coal mining tol 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 a period of the nine months before 30th of September 2013 the Group has received US$9,8 milliards of sale proceeds, cost effectiveness by EBITDA was 18%.

The main shareholders of METINVEST B.V. Company (Holding company of METINVEST GROUP) are SKM GROUP (71,25%) and SMART GROUP (23,75%),  which control Group at partnership relations.