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Magnitogorsk plant launched a new unit

14 August 2017

Magnitogorsk iron and steel works will start up the third unit of continuous hot dip galvanizing. The new unit will allow MMK to increase its capacity for electric galvanized rolled products. This number will increase by nearly 20%, the results will exceed 2 million tons annually. The purpose of the facility is manufacture of products, provided with a zinc coating. It is applied on cold-rolled steel made from mild steel. Method of application — hot dip galvanizing. Products from this rental are characterized by high profitability, they are more reliable, their service life longer. The main consumers of this production sector, producers of packaging containers.

Unit No. 3 was built on the site of sheet-rolling shop. A contract stipulating the delivery of the equipment, CMI concluded in July 2015. Supplier was German machine-building concern SMS group. Annual unit capacity will be 360,000 tonnes. You need to use cold-rolled strip. The coating on it is not present, the products are produced in rolling mill 11. The number of technical personnel of the unit is 120 people. The number of staff is 110 people.

Construction started in September of 2015, its total value reached 6 billion. From them on installation and construction work had almost 2.5 billion rubles. In the construction process, workers have installed more than 3.5 thousand tons of metal structures. Wall fences were installed in the order of 12.4 thousand tons. In the course of work were scored approximately 1.5 thousand piles. The General designer was OJSC Magnitogorsk Gipromez. The General contractor was JSC prokatmontazh. Implementation of the project is within the strategy of MMK to increase the share of products of deep processing.

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