NLMK group increased the output of zinced rolled products

​NLMK group has completed the hot testing of the continuous hot zincing unit #1 after modernization in Lipetsk. The unit is expected to reach its full capacity (up to 500 thousand tons a year) in April 2016.

As a result of reconstruction the productivity of the continuous hot zincing unit-1 grew by 30% to 500 thousand tons a year, and the total capacities of the Lipetsk site on the output of zinced rolled products for the construction sector, car manufacturing and household appliances, as well as for further use in the production of rolled products with polymer coating rose by 11% to 1.25 mln tons.

The project will allow NLMK to strengthen its positions in the market of rolled products with high added value, the demand for which exceeds the capacity of the Russian producers and is covered by means of import, including from the far-abroad countries. The annual volumes of rolled products with coating import exceed 1 mln tons.

The successful modernization of the continuous hot zincing unit-1 is a unique project in the history of the company by the period of realization and volume of works. Within 90 days a new automated control system was installed, the furnace part was reconstructed, new technological equipment was installed.

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