MMK’s Cold-Roll Mill 2000 Breaks Output Record in 2019

24 January 2020 (09:10)

UrBC, Magnitogorsk, January 24, 2020. Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works (MMK) cold-roll Mill 2000 made 1,703,800,000 kg of cold-rolled steel sheets last year, which was the absolute annual output record since the launch date, MMK’s Information & PR Department reports.

‘The last time a new output record was set was in 2014, when 1,669,600,000 kg of cold-rolled goods got manufactured at the mill. Mill 2000, launched in 2011, is the key component of the hi tech cold-roll facility at MMK’s Sheet-Rolling Department 11. The unit’s primary function is to produce good quality cold-rolled and zinc-coated metal goods for the automobile industry, household goods manufacturers, and the building industry. The mill comprises a continuous turbulent chlorohydric acid pickling line combined with a cold-roll five-stand tandem mill (capacity: 2,100,000,000 kg a year); a continuous hot-dip galvanizing unit (capacity: 450,000,000 kg a year); and a combined continuous annealing/hot-dip galvanizing aggregate (capacity: 650,000,000 kg a year),’ the company says.

The cold-roll five-stand tandem mill 2000 was launched in July 2011. Russian President Vladimir Putin attended the launching ceremony alongside MMK Chair of the BOD Viktor Rashnikov, pressed the symbolic Start button, autographed the first portion of the steel sheet, and said the launch of the mill was ‘a truly important event for both Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works and the entire Russian metallurgical industry as well as the country’s automobile industry.’

The next section of the facility got launched a year later, with the ceremony also performed by the President.

The company’s cold-roll Mill 2000 at Sheet-Rolling Department 11 had produced 5,000,000,000 kg of rolled goods by January 2015 and 10,000,000,000 kg by early 2018.

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