NLMK Kaluga reaches three million marker in finished steel
NLMK Kaluga, a new generation EAF plant (part of NLMK Long Products) that manufactures a wide range of long products and sections used in construction, has produced its three millionth tonne of finished steel.
NLMK Kaluga’s capacities are 1.5 million tonnes of crude steel and 0.9 million tonnes of finished steel per year. The facility is uniquely equipped in Russia to produce the widest range of premium-grade long products for use in construction.
Over the six months following its launch, the plant reached its maximum run rate and keeps this high level today regardless of market conditions. The plant's innovative technological and management solutions support the company's upward trend in productivity increase and cost cutting.
Sergey Shalyaev, CEO of NLMK Kaluga, said: “The plant uses its high-quality crude steel for the production of about 20 types and standard sizes of long products and sections; and also markets it as square billets. The site’s technological solutions ensure rapid reconfiguration of the rolling mill for the production of various types of long products depending on customer requirements and market conditions”.
The launch of NLMK Kaluga reduced the shortage of long products in the Central district and covered the demand from the construction industry for high-quality steel products. The mill's yearly output covers the demand for the construction of 12.5 million cubic metres of pre-cast and brick/pre-cast housing, or 19.5 million cubic metres of pre-fabricated housing.