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Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant Produces 500,000th Tonne of Rails

Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant (ChMK PAO, part of Mechel Group) produced 500,000 tonnes of rails since its universal rolling mills launch. The plants rails are used in developing Russias transport infrastructure.

About 90% of all rails were shipped to Russian Railways OAO. In 2016 Russian Railways received 270,000 tonnes of Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant’s rails, with 330,000 tonnes planned to be supplied in 2017. The plant’s rails are used in reconstruction and building of new Russian railroads, such as the North-Caucasus and the Kuibyshev railroads. The plant’s rails also make up 90 kilometers of the so-called “velvet” ways of Moscow Metro’s new Central Circle.

Products of the plant’s universal rolling mill have excellent wear resistance, durability and fatigue endurance properties due to an innovative technique of tempering rails in a polymer solution. The mill specializes on producing long 100-meter rails. The mill’s work enables the plant to offer substitution for imported rails. The plant began mass producing rails in early 2016, when Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant and Russian Railways signed a contract for rail supplies.

“Due to a systematic increase in the mill’s load we reached another milestone in developing the plant’s rail production. Now we plan to shortly present the plant’s rails on European markets. Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant’s rails are on par with the finest international analogues and have the best quality properties that guarantee reliability and fatigue endurance of rail tracks,” Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant’s Managing Director Anatoly Schetinin commented.


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