Metallurgical plant Azovstal (Mariupol, Donetsk region), a member of the Metinvest group, allocated UAH 96 million for overhaul of converter # 2 for 45 days.
“Since mid-September, Azovstal has been undergoing a major overhaul of the second converter. We started preparations for it in a month, because during the repair it is necessary to carry out a large complex of work, from cleaning and revising the equipment and ending with replacing the converter neck, the caisson gas-400 and ash removal “, – wrote the general director of” Azovstal “Enver Tskitishvili on his Facebook page.
According to him, work is being carried out simultaneously along the entire vertical: from zero to +63,000. Seven units of special equipment and more than 100 contractors are involved at the sites per day.
“The work is proceeding according to schedule, and at the end of October the refractory workers will start relining,” the top manager stated.
Earlier Tskitishvili reported that as of mid-September, UAH 117 million was invested in the project to repair the reconstruction of the aspiration system of mixers No. 1 and No. 2 of the converter shop.
Azovstal increased production of general rolled products in January-September this year , according to operational data, by 2% compared to the same period last year – up to 3 million tons, steel by 2.5% – up to 3.16 million tons, pig iron – by 8.6%, to 2.85 million tons.
In 2019, Azovstal reduced production of general rolled products by 3.2% compared to 2018 – to 3.753 million tons, steel – by 1.6%, to 4.016 million tons, pig iron – by 6 , 3%, up to 3.475 million tons.
The enterprise is part of the Metinvest group, the main shareholders of which are the SCM group (71.24%) and Smart-hold ing “(23.76%), jointly managing the company.
Metinvest Holding LLC is the managing company of Metinvest Group.