MMK steel to be used for making submarine cruiser

27 August 2013 (09:16)

August 27, 2013. Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works (MMK) delivered special steel for Borei, the new strategic submarine cruiser, to Sevmash, MMK Information & PR Administration reports.

Such A-subs with the intercontinental ballistic missiles make the core of the marine component of the Russian nuclear deterrence system. Yuri Dolgorukiy, the primary submarine of this series, was delivered to the Navy at the beginning of this year. By the end of 2013, Sevmash is going to deliver two more such strategic submarines to the Armed Forces.

MMK can now produce a wider range of shipbuilding steels due to the launch of plate Mill5000 in 2009. The mill makes it possible to produce sheets for large-diameter pipes, oil platforms operating in the Arctic, the bridge-building industry, boilers, and the shipbuilding industry, including steel for tankers, the Russian Navy, and modern ice-breaking vessels. The shipbuilding steel produced at Mill5000 has been certified by the French Bureau Veritas, Russian Maritime Traffic Register, Russian River Register, the ABS (American Bureau of Shipping), Lloyd Register, the Norwegian Det Norske Veritas, and the German Germanischer Lloyd.

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