Beloretsk Metallurgical Plant
The Beloretsk Steel Wire and Rope Plant is recognized as a major hardware producer not only in Russia, but in Europe.
The plant joins the Mechel group.
Beloretsk Metallurgical Plant’s rope-producing facility marked its 90th anniversary. The Beloretsk plant’s engineers and workers were the first in Russia to discover the technology for producing steel (patented) wire, which made it possible to produce steel ropes domestically.
Beloretsk Metallurgical Plant began implementing an import-substituting investment project on producing multistrand ropes with a total cost of 510.6 million rubles. This will enable the plant to produce non-rotation ropes of 6 to 12 strands 22 to 90 mm in diameter and coat them in polymer for improved durability. Such ropes are used for lifting machines, bearing structures in suspension bridges, coal and ore mining, gas and oil, shipping industries.
The plant’s unique microwire workshop marked its 40th anniversary. The workshop produces over 20 products, including stainless, spring, rope and low-carbon wire, microwire from 0.009 to 0.09 mm in diameter, as well as wire mesh, carbide and diamond die, and watch springs. The workshop is Russia’s only producer of wire several times thinner than a human hair. The plant’s microwire is used at high-tech facilities.
Beloretsk Metallurgical Plant’s investment project on producing multistrand ropes, including polymer-coated ones, won the support of Russia’s Industrial Development Fund which provided the plant with a 255.3-million-ruble loan.
Beloretsk Metallurgical Plant celebrated its 255th anniversary.
As 2017 was declared Russia’s Ecological Awareness Year, the plant began implementing a sweeping ecological program on transferring several steel wire workshops to acid-free production, with dross removed from wire rods by mechanical means. The high-resistant wire workshop was the first to be upgraded with equipment for mechanical dross removal and a sewage treatment facility. Several more steel wire workshops will be similarly upgraded, which will partly shift the plant to acid-free technologies.
Beloretsk Metallurgical Plant’s investment project on producing multistrand ropes was included in the Republic of Bashkortostan’s priority investment project list. This enabled the plant to cinch an investment deal with Bashkortostan’s government on tax benefits to forward the project. The benefits will be in force in 2019-2021.In Prommetiz Association’s ratings Beloretsk Metallurgical Plant has been named Russia’s leading hardware producer by sales volumes since 2010 and until 2017.
The plant completes an ecofriendly project on acid-free wire production in one of its steel wire workshops. The upgrade enables the plant to to stop using acid in wire production, bring industrial waste effluents down by eight times and ensure high-level effluent treatment. The technology used in this pilot project will be implemented in the plant’s other wire workshops.
The plant launched electronic document flow with its customers.
The plant’s sonic microwire won a gold medal at the Metal-Expo 2018 international fair. It is used for recording and reproducing signals in cockpit voice recorders (so-called “black boxes”) employed in civil and military aviation.
The plant implemented its import-substituting investment project on producing multi-strand wire ropes, including polymer-coated ones. For the project, the plant won support from Russia’s Industrial Development Fund and the Republic of Bashkortostan’s government. The new line was launched in December.
The plant launched two rope wire rewinding machines in its wire rope facility. The new Italian-made equipment ensures uniform tension of the wire and its even layering.
Beloretsk Metallurgical Plant installed two new belt machines in the cold-rolled strand facility #12 as part of its technical upgrade project. The new equipment fully eliminates dross and minor defects from the rod and adds coating for a stable wire drawing process.
The plant has produced a 20-millionth tonne of hardware on June 18 in the plant’s largest wire facility.
Beloretsk Metallurgical Plant launched a new pull test machine for testing wire ropes. It was made in Russian by special technical order and has no analogies in Russia. It enables the plant to test the tensile strength of ropes from 17 to 70 mm in diameter with the breaking force of up to 400 tonnes.
Beloretsk Metallurgical Plant’s wire cold rolling workshop celebrated its 70th anniversary. In those 70 years, the workshop produced approximately two million tonnes of hardware. The workshop’s output includes a wide range of hardware.
Beloretsk Metallurgical Plant introduced outward marking of steel nails by order from a client — a constructor company. A unique code is printed on the packaging tag, and a client can use a data terminal or a smartphone app to learn about the product, its producer and its specifics, including size, weight et al.