Key operating assets
Lebedinsky GOK is the only supplier of hot briquetted iron in Russia and the CIS, as well as Russia’s largest iron ore mining and processing facility producing high-quality iron ore and metal products. Through open-pit mining, Lebedinsky GOK develops an iron ore deposit with proven reserves of 3.9 billion tonnes.
In 2015, Metalloinvest continued to implement the programme to upgrade and renovate its mining transportation systems, under which Lebedinsky GOK received two locomotive units, 70 dump cars and two large frontal loaders with 9.3 cubic metre buckets.
Mikhailovsky GOK is one of the largest iron ore mining and processing facilities in Russia and the CIS. Through openpit mining, Mikhailovsky GOK develops an iron ore deposit with proven reserves of 10.3 billion tonnes.
Under the 2015 production modernisation programme, Mikhailovsky GOK’s mining transportation division received two NP–1 locomotive units equipped with dump cars, one EKG–15M excavator and two SBSH–250 MNA drilling rigs.
OEMK is the only full-cycle steelmaking company in Russia that uses direct iron reduction technology and electric arc furnaces for smelting. This enables OEMK to produce steel that is virtually free from harmful impurities and residual elements.
In 2015, OEMK completed a number of projects to upgrade its existing production facilities:
- Purchased the required amount of mill rolls for Rolling Mill 700 to ensure smooth mill operation and achieve OEMK’s long steel output targets.
- Revamped the ventilation system at the pelletisation and metallisation shops’ filtration section, and upgraded process gas compressors as part of the DRI Unit #4 overhaul.
Ural Steel is a full-cycle company operating sintering, coke, blast furnace, steelmaking and metal rolling facilities. In 2015, Ural Steel took steps to upgrade and revamp its existing production facilities:
- Purchased the required amount of mill rolls for QUARTO and DUO cages of Rolling Mill 2800 at Rolling Mill #1 to ensure seamless mill operations.
- Constructed a new surplus furnace gas burning bleeder stack #2 to improve occupational safety and ensure uninterrupted operation of blast furnaces in case of an accidental failure of bleeder stack #1.
- Replaced a steam turbine of TK turbocharger #8 at Ural Steel’s thermal power plant to ensure a reliable supply of suitable hot blast to the blast furnace shop.
- Constructed an automated coal concentrate sampling section at the coke production site enabling Ural Steel to check the quality of coal concentrate coming from suppliers upon receipt and thereby mitigate the risk of deteriorating coke quality due to the poor charge composition.