Metalloinvest Launches Ural Steel Project
Andrea Lovato and Erik Micek attended the launch of the Roller Hearth Heat Treatment Furnace #1 and Rolling Quenching Machine #1 at Ural Steel.
On the 14th of July, Metalloinvest, a leading global producer and supplier of HBI and iron ore products and a regional producer of high quality steel, held a launching ceremony at Ural Steel, located in Novotroitsk, Russian Federation. Tenova played a crucial role in this project, as the company was responsible for equipment delivery.
Andrea Lovato, Tenova CEO, and Erik Micek, Chairman of the Executive Board, Tenova LOI Thermprocess, were present the event, together with Andrey Varichev, CEO, Management Company Metalloinvest, and other leading figures of Metalloinvest and the Government of the Orenburg region.
The installation of Roller Hearth Heat Treatment Furnace #1 and Rolling Quenching Machine #1 at Sheet Rolling Facility #1 enables Ural Steel to increase the production capacity of the heat treatment furnace from 28.6 to 30.7 tons per hour. Over the next 10 years, between 2019 and 2028, Ural Steel will be able to increase the production of heat-treated heavy plate by three times, and the output of steel for bridge construction by 39%. Production volumes will increase due to the introduction of a new product variety, which will be developed at the heat treatment facility.
Roller Hearth Heat Treatment Furnace #1 and Rolling Quenching Machine #1 will also help to improve the characteristics of the heavy plate, ensuring the physical uniformity of the rolled steel products following heat treatment, by improving heating and cooling conditions.
“Metalloinvest is a special client for Tenova, to whom we supply our full range of products and technological solutions. Taking part in the reorganization and modernization of Ural Steel’s production processes is a great opportunity for us, and we are confident that our partnership with Metalloinvest will help the enterprise to progress its development even further.” affirmed Andrea Lovato.
“Supplying equipment for this modern heat treatment facility is the next step in the mutually-beneficial partnership between Tenova and Metalloinvest. We are pleased to provide Ural Steel with advanced industrial technologies for the heat treatment of flat products, enabling the enterprise to produce high-quality products and increase productivity.” commented Erik Micek.