State Experts Approve MMK Sintering Plant

UrBC, Magnitogorsk, Chelyabinsk Region, April 18, 2017. Russia’s General Board of State Expert Review completed its processing of Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works (MMK) project on the construction of a new sintering plant. Having looked into the application provided, the experts ruled the engineering survey results and project documentation bot meet the existing technical requirements and other norms and approved of the project, Magnitogorski Metall reports.

MMK intends to put up a department for raw stuffs storage and treatment, a sintering department, a furnace gas desulphurization system, and all the necessary engineering, transport, and power infrastructure as well as a number of other buildings and facilities. The project also covers construction of off-site engineering networks, railroads, a number of new roads, and an overhead road at the intersection of highways and railroads.

There are currently three operating sintering plants at MMK’s mining and processing division: Plants 2, 3, and 4, with the overall capacity of 11.3m tons of sintered ore a year. The project aims to renovate the company’s capital assets, do away with the obsolete sintering equipment of Plant 4, and improve the quality of sintered ore produced.


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