MMK builds up on galvanized metal goods production facilities

Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works (MMK) keeps introducing more facilities for the production of zinc-coated rolled metal products. This news was announced by Sergey Pikalov, Senior Manager for Coated Metal & Tin Sales from MMK Trade Sales Department, at the 7th international conference on galvanized and paint-coated rolled metal goods in Moscow.

MMK’s coating shop currently operates two continuous hot-dip galvanizing units with the capacity of 500,000 and 450,000 tons of goods a year. The units were supplied by the Italian firm Danieli and were launched in 2002 and 2008. Over 5m tons of galvanized rolled metal goods have been produced at MMK since then. Besides, two polymeric coating units with the consolidated capacity of 400,000 tons of goods a year were built in 2004 and 2009.

Pikalov said MMK’s galvanized rolled metal goods production capacity was about to increase dramatically after the launch of he second section of the multi-purpose cold-roll unit in July 2012. The unit will provide the carmakers with good quality cold-rolled and galvanized sheets, including those made of HSLA, IF-HSS, BH, ÒRIP, duplex, and multiplex highly durable steels that meet all the modern standards for this kind of produce. In July 2011, the first section of the facility, Mill 2000 combined with an etching line, was launched. In the summer of 2012, the company expects to launch the second section of the facility which comprises a continuous hot-dip galvanizing unit and a combined continuous annealing/hot-dip galvanizing unit. This means the new facility will raise MMK’s production capacity by 700,000 tons of rolled galvanized goods a year as soon as in 2012.

In addition to this, MMK operates some powerful galvanizing and polymeric coating facilities at its Turkish asset ÌÌÊ Metalurji. In 2010 and 2011, two continuous hot-dip galvanizing units with the capacity of 450,000 tons of goods a year each and two polymeric coating units with the capacity of up to 200,000 tons of goods a year were launched on sites in Istanbul and Iskenderun. So, at the height of the construction season, MMK can now deliver galvanized and paint-coated rolled metal goods to customers based in the south of Russia from its Turkish enterprises as well as from the other ones.


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