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Mechel has attended Metal Expo 2012 annual exhibition
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Sunday, 18 Nov 2012
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Mechel OAO, one of the leading Russian mining and metals companies, reports its participation in the 18th International Industrial Exhibition Metal Expo 2012 which was held at the All Russia Exhibition Center in Moscow on November 13th to 16th 2012.

Some 700 organizations from 35 countries took part in the traditional steelworker forum. The exhibition welcomed over 30,000 visitors from construction, engineering, fuel and energy, transport, logistics and steel trade industries. Over 50 conferences, seminars and round tables were held within the exhibition's framework.

Mechel's corporate booth showcased the products of the Group's Russian steel and hardware plants including Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant, Izhstal, Beloretsk Metallurgical Plant, Urals Stampings Plant and Vyartsilya Metal Products Plant. Some 100 representatives of Mechel OAO steel division and subsidiaries of international steel trading company Mechel Service Global including Russian based service and sales network Mechel Service OOO worked at the exhibition during those 4 days.

The exhibition's visitors showed particular interest in the presentation of the universal rolling mill which is currently being constructed at Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant fueled by shown comparison between a sample of the mill's future products and its historical prototype, rails produced by Urals plants in the 19th century. Launch of the mill, which will produce 100 meter rails for high speed railways, which are unique for Russia is a priority steel project for Mechel.

As part of the exhibition, an official delegation headed by Deputy Industry and Trade Minister Mr Viktor Evtukhov and Director of the ministry's Basic Industry Department Mr Viktor Semyonov visited Mechel's corporate booth.

Mechel's enterprises won several top awards for developing and implementing modern technical equipment and technologies, and manufacturing new types of high quality steel products. Beloretsk Metallurgical Plant won a gold medal for developing and launching into production a new type of overhead ground cable. OAO Urals Stampings Plant's Chelyabinsk branch won a gold medal for developing and mastering the technology for producing by press forging large scale forgings and ingots of up to 4.5 tonnes in weight from heat resistant EI 602 alloy with high exploitation qualities.

Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant won a silver medal for developing and introducing the technology of improving the macrostructure quality of ingots and rolls by optimizing content of slag forming mixtures and the technology of using slag forming mixtures combined with eliminating wall accretion from casting moulds.

The company also took part in the annual contest for the best video product in the steel industry of Russia and the CIS, Metal Vision'2012. Beloretsk Metallurgical Plant OAO's anniversary film 250 years of Beloretsk Metallurgical Plant won the Best Speaker nomination.

Mechel Group's corporate newspapers also won acclaim in the Best Corporate Steel Industry Media in Russia and the CIS contest which was held within the exhibition's framework. Korshunov Mining Plant's Magnetite newspaper won in the Best Mining Industry Media nomination. Moscow Coke and Gas Plant's Moscow Coke Chemical Specialist newspaper won the Best Related Industry Media nomination. Beloretsk Metallurgical Plant's book Steel Strands of Time won the Best Published Work in Steel Industry 2012 nomination.

Source - Mechel OAO

(www.steelguru.com)

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