The Azovstal Metallurgical Plant (Mariupol, Donetsk Region), a member of the Metinvest Group, produced a trial batch of slabs for a customer from Slovakia with an increased silicon content and a lower level of non-metallic inclusions in the converter shop.
As reported in Metinvest’s Facebook information, Azovstal is expanding its product range.
At the same time, it is clarified that six new types of steel for Romania, which are in demand in shipbuilding, have been developed in the plate shop. This ship steel was produced at the plant for the first time only now thanks to the receipt of a special DNV-GL certificate for thermomechanical rolling.
For a customer from Saudi Arabia, the same workshop produced rolled metal with stricter requirements for surface quality. These are sheets of the same steel grade with different requirements: hot rolled, normalized, and with additional impact tests.
In turn, in the sheet rolling shop 3000 at MMK im. Ilyich mastered the production of rolled products of the sixth category according to the standard for building structures. A feature of this category is impact tests at a temperature of minus 40 degrees in the transverse direction. And for a key customer from Belarus, a pilot order was made for a steel sheet according to European standards with increased accuracy of rolling in thickness and with features of operational properties, including cold bending tests with a small mandrel thickness. The cold rolling shop has mastered the rolling of coils with a thickness of 0.3-0.36 mm.
Azovstal and the Mariupol Metallurgical Plant named after Ilyich (Donetsk region) are part of the Metinvest group, the main shareholders of which are the SCM group (71.24%) and Smart-holding (23.76%), jointly managing the company.
Metinvest Holding LLC is the management company of Metinvest Group.