NLMK completes assembly of process equipment at CCM-9

21 May 2020

NLMK Lipetsk, the flagship site of NLMK Group, has completed assembly of the main process equipment at its Continuous Casting Machine No. 9 (CCM-9). Commissioning and start-up are currently in progress at the production complex.

The upgraded CCM-9 will enable NLMK to fully master the production of ‘heavy’ slabs with increased chemical purity and structural homogeneity, a one-of-a-kind product mix in Russia. The CCM will produce semis weighing up to 70 tonnes, up to 400 mm thick and up to 2,800 mm wide, for processing into a thick plate. Such plates can then be used to produce large-diameter pipes, wind turbine parts, marine vessels, and oil drilling rigs.

Investment in the project amounted to RUB 12bn. The new machine’s capacity will be 1.8 mt per year. NLMK plans to launch the complex and manufacture the products in June 2020.