Mechel Beloretsk to Launch New Wire Drawing Equipment
Mechel Group’s Beloretsk Metallurgical Plant has begun commissioning of new drawing equipment. Four mills worth 220 million rubles were purchased as part
Mechel Group’s Beloretsk Metallurgical Plant has begun commissioning of new drawing equipment. Four mills worth 220 million rubles were purchased as part of an investment project to modernize the steel wire and rope production of BMK. The launch is scheduled for June this year. In total, 12 new machines will be put into operation under the project by the end of 2023. Connection of drawing machines of the Italian company Mario Frigerio SpA to energy resources, air and water supply, as well as commissioning works are carried out in cooperation with the manufacturer's specialists.
The equipment is equipped with scale breakers with belt grinding units. This allows you to mechanically clean the scale and avoid chemical treatment of the wire rod surface - wire blanks. New machines, due to direct-flow drawing with high-quality cooling, are able to provide products with the necessary plasticity and uniformity of mechanical properties along the length of the wire, to exclude twisting and damage to the metal surface during drawing. The productivity of one drawing mill is up to 13 thousand tons of wire per year - blanks for rope and spring wire.
The project for the modernization of the steel wire and rope production of BMK is being implemented with the support of the Industry Development Fund of the Russian Federation. Its total cost is 1.5 billion rubles, of which 750 million rubles is a concessional loan from the IDF. The modernization of the workshops will be completed at the end of December 2023.