Metalloinvest, a leading manufacturer and supplier of iron ore products and hot briquetted iron in the world market, one of the regional producers of high quality steel, will build a new electric arc steelmaking furnace (DSP-5) and a complex steel processing unit (AKOS-4) at the Oskol electrometallurgical plant named after A.A. Ugarov.
Danieli, a leading Italian manufacturer of equipment for the metallurgical industry, will be the supplier of the main process equipment and services.
The project agreement was signed at OEMK by the CEO of Metalloinvest Nazim Efendiev and Danieli Russia President Antonello Colussi.
The signing ceremony was attended by Danieli Chairman of the Management Board Gianpietro Benedetti, Danieli CEO Giacomo Marescchi, President of the Friuli-Venezia Autonomous Region Giulia Massimiliano Fedriga, Acting Governor of the Belgorod Region Vyacheslav Gladkov and Head of Administration Starooskolsky urban district Alexander Sergienko.
Commissioning of DSP-5 is scheduled for 2023, AKOS-4 - for 2024.
The Company's investments in the project will amount to about 6.4 billion rubles. The plant will create up to 30 new jobs.
The productivity of EAF-5 will be 1.2 million tons of liquid steel per year, AKOS-4 - 1.3 million tons per year.
“Today we have made another important step in the implementation of Metalloinvest's strategy of qualitative changes,” commented Nazim Efendiev. - A more productive and economical furnace and the new AKOS will reduce the production cost.
After the launch of AKOS-4, the plant will produce 100% of the steel smelted using modern technology - this will increase the quality and competitiveness of products. The implementation of the project will strengthen Metalloinvest's position on the Russian and international markets - OEMK's steel products are exported to more than 30 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. ”
“ We are proud of Metalloinvest's trust in choosing Danieli to develop innovative green technologies. »Metallurgy at OEMK, - said Gianpietro Benedetti - This is strategically important for our company and a unique project for the entire global metallurgy. The new furnace will be the first to implement a technology that combines the use of 100% metallized pellets as raw materials and the smelting of high-quality special steel. ”
“ We set ourselves ambitious goals - to double the gross regional product. Metalloinvest's large-scale development strategy allows us to confidently move towards achieving this goal. Moreover, we are talking not only about investments, but about improving the environmental situation, creating new jobs, increasing tax payments, - said Vyacheslav Gladkov. - The environmental component is very important in a project that is fully consistent with Metalloinvest's strategy to develop green steel production. I am also convinced that the partnership between Italian and Russian companies will have a beneficial effect on the development of the economies of both countries. ”
Steel smelting in EAF-5 will be made entirely from metallized pellets, which will lead to a decrease in harmful impurities. Working with liquid metal residue will minimize the ingress of furnace slag into the ladle with metal, which will reduce the amount of non-metallic inclusions in steel. The specific consumption of electricity and furnace electrodes will be reduced. Within the framework of the project, the electric arc steelmaking furnace No. 2 will be decommissioned and an AKOS-4 will be built in its place.
AKOS allows to reduce the duration of melting in the main unit - an arc steelmaking furnace, as well as to improve the quality of the metal.
Processing in AKOS is necessary for the production of high-quality assortment grades - special steels (SBQ), intended for the automotive, bearing industry and other industries.