1,000,000 th ton produced at MMK Mill5000

This year’s 1,000,000th ton of hot-rolled products has been produced at OAO Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works (MMK) Mill5000, MMK PR Department reports.

The unique production unit, launched at MMK in the summer of 2009, has reached its full capacity this year. The millionth ton of products since the launch of the unit was produced in September; in November, the mill produced 117,900 tons of hot-rolled products, which means 1,048,000 tons of goods were made in January through November 2010.

According to MMK Sales Director Nikolay Lyadov, Mill5000 let the company build up on its share of the market of metal goods for Russian pipe manufacturers and helped MMK join such major O&G projects as the gas pipelines connecting Sakhalin, Khabarovsk, and Vladivostok and Bovanenkovo and Ukhta and BTS 2 and VSTO oil pipelines.

Mill5000 is the key component of MMK’s plate iron facility comprising Mill5000, an out-of-furnace treatment unit, and CC machine 6.

MMK signed the equipment delivery contract with the German machine-building concern SMS-DEMAG in November 2006. The mill is meant for the production of highly profitable plate iron with width up to 4,850 mm and grade up to X120 for the oil and gas industry and ship-, bridge-, and machine-building industries. The capacity of Mill5000 comes to about 1.5 million tons of goods a year.

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