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SMS group put Magnitogorsk combine new equipment

MMK has signed an agreement with the German company SMS group. The contract concerns the supply of equipment required for assembly of hot-dip galvanizing continuously. The contract is worth more than 25 million. EURO. Unit Performance exceed 360 000 tonnes per year. According to preliminary estimates Irulon rolled galvanized will be received in 2 years. This contract stipulates not only the supply of equipment, refer to its documentation and spare parts replacement. The German company has commitments to training, programming, production installation supervision. Also, the object will be ready for the subsequent operation.

The place of construction of the unit is picked playground Rolling Shop 11. There is a new set of cold-rolling. The main purpose of the machine — production of cold-rolled hot-dip galvanized, used in the construction sector. After entering the machine into operation, the plant capacity for the development of galvanized rolled steel will increase significantly. The growth will exceed 20%. You can also rely on the formation of the 70 operating points for staff.

The agreement was signed by three representatives of the parties. Paul Shilyaev is the CEO of the Magnitogorsk combine. Dieter Rosenthal — a board member of the German company SMS group. Meinhard Remberg — its executive vice president. At the signing was attended by Viktor Rashnikov, Chairman of the Board of Directors of OJSC «MMK». According to him, the new project is beneficial from the point of import. To date, the Russian market is experiencing galvanized rolled dependence on imports is almost 25%. Market capacity is 3.3 million tons, of which 0.8 million tons -… the amount of imports. As stated by Viktor Rashnikov, among other things the project fully meets the strategy developed by MMK. It concerns the increasing volumes of deep-processed products with high added value.

Heinrich Weiss, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of SMS group, speaks positively about the contract. He said the agreement will open the next page in the history of cooperation. Fruitful work of the Russian and German companies today has more than 80 years. The new project will be presented at the November Magnitogorsk combine Exhibition Metal-Expo.

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