Mechel’s Bratsk Ferroalloy Plant Increases Sales in H1 of 2021
Russian Mechel Group’s Bratsk Ferroalloy Plant in the first half of 2021 increased product sales by 21% compared to the same period in 2020. Sales of both grades of ferrosilicon with different percentages of silicon increased: FS65 grades increased by 26%, high-margin export grade FS75 - by 22%.
The positive dynamics of sales was provided by the increase in the productivity of the equipment. In April 2020, a modernized ore-thermal furnace for smelting ferroalloys was put into operation. The furnace power in the course of technical re-equipment was increased from 25 to 33 megawatts, which made it possible to increase production, reduce the cost by reducing electricity consumption, and also reduce the environmental load, now the tap gases are purified in installations with an efficiency of collecting suspended particles up to 99.6%.