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Beloretsk Metallurgical Plant ups wire rope sales

4July2018
Beloretsk Metallurgical Plant (BMK AO, part of Mechel Group) has shipped off 5% more wire ropes in the first half of 2018 year-on-year.

Over these six months, the plant shipped off approximately 22,000 tonnes of wire ropes.

Calf lines for the oil industry’s drilling rigs and ground wires for high-voltage power lines were particularly in demand, as well as ropes for the fishing industry and general-usage ropes for lifting devices.

Beloretsk Metallurgical Plant also continued supplying its regular customers — coal and diamond miners, aviation and shipbuilding companies.

Apart from its traditional rope products, the plant introduced test batches of its new import-substituting product — excavator ropes with polymer coating. They are being field-tested at open pits of Mechel’s Southern Kuzbass Coal Company and Yakutugol Holding Company, as well as Korshunov Mining Plant’s quarries and Pugachev Open Pit (also part of Mechel Group). The plant is due to launch industrial production of the new ropes and coat them with polymer in 2019.

Today, Beloretsk Metallurgical Plant produces one out of every three tonnes of ropes produced in Russia. The plant manufactures over 50 types of steel ropes of 0.6 to 64 mm in diameter. The plant’s ropes are used in window rollers, passenger elevators, cable tramways, construction and automobile cranes, heavy-duty excavators, drill rigs and mine hoists, sea and river vessels, airplanes and helicopters, spaceships and high-voltage power lines.

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