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Beloretsk Metallurgical Plant begins assembly of new wire rope facility

Beloretsk Metallurgical Plant (BMK AO, part of Mechel Group) began assembly of a new wire rope machine costing 265 million rubles. The equipment was acquired as part of the import substitution project on producing multi-strand ropes. The machine is due to be launched in December.

The project is implemented with the support of Russia’s Industrial Development Fund and the Republic of Bashkortostan’s government.

The rope machine has been produced by Germany’s Sket Verseilmaschinenbau GmbH, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of hardware- and cable-producing equipment. The 76-meter production line will be installed at a new section of the wire rope workshop #2. The new equipment is fully automated and will enable the plant to lay non-rotating ropes of 6 to 12 strands and up to 90 mm in diameter. These ropes are used for lifting machines, suspension bridges’ carrier elements, coal and mining industry, oil and gas production, fishing and shipping industries.

Beloretsk Metallurgical Plant’s new facility will be able to produce up to 15,000 tonnes of multi-strand ropes annually. Such an amount is sufficient to equip some 6,000 heavy-duty excavators.

At the project’s final stage the plant will assemble a catenary line for coating ropes in polymer, which increases the rope’s resistance to corrosion, brings down wear and extends the rope’s service life. The line is due to arrive at the plant in late July.


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