NLMK Kaluga installation works approach completion
In the EAF Shop, electric arc furnace, bulk materials supply duct, ladle furnace, continuous casting machine, gas cleaning and off-gas systems, material preparation, and scrap preparation departments have already been installed. The installation works were performed by GAMA (a Turkish construction company) and by NLMK SMT (Construction and Assembly Trust).
In the Rolling Shop, the installation of reheating furnace, cooler, mill line, finishing line, roll grinding department, and overhead cranes, is also completed.
Electric wiring and pipelining works continue in the main shops; commissioning works are underway.
The plant startup is scheduled for the first half of 2013.
NLMK Kaluga is part of NLMK Group’s Long Products Division; it is managed by NLMK Long Products. Location: Kaluga region. Design steelmaking capacity: 1.55 mtpy of liquid steel; design rolling capacity: 1.5 mtpy of long products and shapes. The Kaluga Mini-Mill project is included into the list of top-priority investment projects under the Russian Steel Industry Development Strategy to 2020; the plant will supply high-quality rolled products to the construction market in Central Russia.
NLMK Long Products is NLMK's subsidiary that consolidates companies belonging to NLMK Group's Long Products Division. NLMK Long Product companies make up an integrated production chain from the collection and processing of ferrous scrap to the manufacture of downstream steel products – re-bar, wire rod and metalware. NLMK Long Products key companies are NSMMZ (EAF and long products) and UZPS (metalware), both located in the Sverdlovsk Region. Raw materials are represented by Vtorchermet NLMK – one of the largest associations of scrap-collecting companies in Russia operating in different regions of the country.