Metalloinvest is increasing the output at its upgraded Blast Furnace 2 at Ural Steel to its planned capacity of 2,000 tonnes of pig iron per day. The modernised Blast Furnace 2 was commissioned on 30 December 2020, and its output is now systematically being raised to meet set technological production parameters. The maximum capacity of the new furnace is up to 760,000 tonnes of pig iron per year. Ural Steel Managing Director Mr Ildar Iskakov said “With Blast Furnace #2 operating at full capacity by the end of the year, we expect to increase the enterprise’s total iron output to 2.7 million tonnes, including up to 1.5 million tonnes of commercial iron. We are planning to begin the reconstruction of Blast Furnace 3 as early as this February.”
The main processing equipment supplier is Danieli Corus. The warranty period without costly overhauls is over 15 years.