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Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant produces two-millionth tonne at universal rolling mill

Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant (ChMK PAO, MOEX: CHMK, part of Mechel Group) produced two million tonnes of rolls since its universal rolling mills launch. The plant reached the 1.5-million-tonne line in early January.

The plant’s universal rolling mill is Russia’s first integrated facility producing high-quality structural rolls and rails up to 100 meters in length. The mill produced its first beam on April 25, 2013, with the first rails rolled on June 12 of the same year.
Since the new facility’s launch, the plant’s specialists mastered production of eight rail types as well as over 50 types of beams.

The plant’s rolls have high wear resistance and durability attained due to the innovative technology of tempering rails in an organic polymer solution, which has no analogues in Russia. Russian Railways are the chief consumer of the plant’s rails. The plant also sells its rails to Moscow Underground and major industrial facilities, as well as exports them to Belarus, Kazakhstan and several European states.

Rolled sections are produced with high geometric fidelity and consistent stress-related characteristics. The plant’s beams are primarily sold to construction and wagonbuilding companies, steel structure producers, steelmakers and miners.

The rolling mill uses steel also made at Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant, which enables the facility to control all production stages and guarantee high quality. The mill uses state-of-the-art rolling, tempering and processing technologies. Its products have been certified as compliant with not only Russian, but also European quality standards.

Today the plant has nearly completed the certification procedure for its rails intended for railways with traffic speed of up to 250 km/h. The plant plans to master output of rails for high-speed railways with traffic speed of up to 400 km/h. The plant also plans to master production of basic channel beams, which are widely used in construction.


PR Department

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