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Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant to Make Rails for Moscow Metro

Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant (ChMK PAO, part of Mechel Group) won the tender for supplying rails for the construction of Moscow Metros second circle line. The contract amounts to 1.5 billion rubles.

ChMK will make rails for the Third Interchange Contour, which will become the underground’s second large circle line linking Moscow’s more remote areas. The plant will supply the capital’s underground with some 35,000 tonnes of rails.

The Third Interchange Contour is the largest project in the history of Moscow’s metro engineering with a bid to become the world’s longest metro circle line with over 30 stations. The projects includes 17 intersections with the existing metro lines, as well as seven crosses with radial railroads and two — with Moscow’s central ring.

Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant’s rails are produced at the universal rolling mill launched in 2013. It is one of Russia’s largest facilities for production of high-quality shapes. Rails are being tempered in polymer solution according to a know-how unique for Russia, which affords the rails high resistance to wear, durability and endurance limit. The plant began serial manufacturing of rails in early 2016. ChMK has already produced over 500,000 tonnes of rails for Russian transport infrastructure modernization projects.


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