ArcelorMittal Temirtau JSC plans to increase steel production by 15.7% this year compared to 2020, the press service of the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development said following a meeting between the head of the department Beibut Atamkulov and CEO of the company Biju Naira.
Last year, the plant smelted 3.25 million tons of steel, the plan for 2021 is 3.76 million tons.
“In 2022, after connecting natural gas, ArcelorMittal Temirtau will be able to increase production more than 4 million tons of steel per year, “the press release says.
It is also reported that by the end of the past year, pig iron production amounted to 3.1 million tons, 1.2 million tons of hot-rolled steel were also produced, 646 thousand tons of cold-rolled products, 117 thousand tons of pre-painted steel, 489 thousand tons of galvanized steel, 373 thousand tons of long products, 47 thousand tons of pipes, 3.7 thousand tons of corners and profiles, 58 thousand tons of tinplate.
According to Nair, in the difficult conditions of the last year and against the background of declining demand in traditional markets, the company focused on new distribution centers. The main limiting factor is the situation with the by-product coke production, which supplies raw materials for the technological process and coke oven gas for almost all major technical conversions, it requires serious modernization.
The head of the enterprise said that this year it will be launched after repairs 6 -th coke oven battery. The plant is to modernize the steam-air station, CHPP-2, mines of the coal department and implement a project for the processing of coalbed methane. In general, $ 2.5 billion will be invested in modernization until 2025 and another $ 500 million until 2030.
ArcelorMittal Temirtau JSC is part of the international steel concern ArcelorMittal and is the largest enterprise in the mining and metallurgical sector of Kazakhstan. The JSC includes a metallurgical plant and coal mines in the Karaganda region, iron ore mines in the Karaganda, Akmola and Kustanai regions.