MMK Works on 3d Largest Ice Breaker

25 July 2016 (13:08)

UrBC, Saint Petersburg, July 25, 2016. United Shipbuilding Corporation’s Baltic Shipyard in Saint Petersburg started working on the Ural, Russia’s second serial Project 22220 nuclear-powered icebreaker. The body of the vessel will be made entirely out of Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works (MMK) ship steel.

MMK is going to supply some 15,000,000 kg of ship steel for the Ural altogether, their press service explains. As it happens, MMK steel was also used for the first icebreaker Arktika and the first serial ship Sibir.

In fact, the plant is responsible for over 50% of all the metal goods sold on the domestic shipbuilding market. In 2015, MMK shipped 86,000,000 kg of metal goods to its customers (up 11% on a year earlier and 1.5 times more than in 2013). United Shipbuilding Corporation, MMK’s key customer, signed a memorandum of strategic cooperation with the plant in 2011. MMK has delivered 17,500,000 kg of metal goods to corporation’s member enterprises this year so far.

Besides, the plant will also supply 24,800,000 kg of ship steel to this customer before the year ends.

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