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ChTPZ Group to launch steel-smelting complex in Pervouralsk in 2009

A new steel-smelting complex meant for producing up to 950,000 tons of weldless tube casting a year will be launched at Pervouralsk New Pipe Plant (part of ChTPZ Group) in the first quarter of 2009.

‘The complex will provide ChTPZ Group’s Pervouralsk New Pipe Plant and Chelyabinsk Tube Rolling Plant with great quality casting that meets all the legal standards and requirements,’ ChTPZ Group’s press officer reports.

‘SMS-Demag’s technology that is to be employed in the new facility is currently the most advanced way of processing iron-bearing stuffs. The new facility will replace the older, environmentally unfriendly open-hearth furnaces. The total cost of the project comes to more than $500m,’ says the press officer.

The current construction stage of the steel-smelting complex includes completion of all the construction work, assembling of engineering infrastructure and equipment, and start-up and commissioning.

‘The plant has already undergone all the legal procedures related to getting agreements from the authorities, including Pervouralsk municipal council’s permission, the approval report of the State Board of Experts (510-08/GGE-5225/02), and the approval of the Public Board of Environmental Experts obtained at the demand of Pervouralsk’s environmental NGOs,’ says the spokesperson for Pervouralsk New Pipe Plant.

The state experts have also confirmed the project documentation’s compliance with the normative technical documents and the existing environmental legislation. Besides, the experts approved of the decision to locate the steel-smelting complex on the chosen premises, as this site was best suited for the plant’s transport scheme.
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