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Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant shipped 150 million tonnes of agglomerate

28February2019
Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant (ChMK PAO, MOEX: CHMK, part of Mechel Group) shipped 150 million tonnes of agglomerate since the sintering plant that produces raw materials for steelmaking has been launched.

The sintering plant provides Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant’s blast furnace shop with high- quality agglomerate (ore concentrate), which is produced by sintering iron ore concentrates.

Sintering operations started at the plant in1956 and by 2008 produced 100 million tonnes of agglomerate.

In 2005, a new sintering plant meeting all modern ecological requirements was launched at Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant. Following an upgrade, it became a modern manufacturing complex with four sintering machines. They are equipped with dust and gas treatment stations and electric filters that comply with the highest requirements of environmental safety. Following the new sintering plant’s launch, atmosphere emissions dropped by 8-10 times, while the facility’s production capacity increased by 2.5 times. It is still considered to be Russia’s most environmentally friendly facility of its kind.

“The launch of the new sinter plant not only improved working conditions, but also increased our production capacity and changed the the agglomerate’s quality. Today we produce agglomerate with a high iron content that helps reduce coke consumption and slag formation during cast iron production in the blast furnace shop,” Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant’s Chief Engineer Vladimir Kapnin said.

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