Metinvest’s Zaporizhzhia Casting & Mechanical Plant has developed production of blast lances for blast furnace production since the beginning of Russian invasion of Ukraine. Zaporizhzhia Casting & Mechanical Plant team started working on the development of a new type of product in May. . The most difficult stage in the production of the lance turned out to be working with copper due to the complex setting of the welding process of metal parts, on which the tightness of the structure depends.Now Zaporizhzhia Casting & Mechanical Plant is planning to produce lances not only for Zaporizhstal, but also for Kametstal steelmakers.Zaporizhzhia Casting & Mechanical Plant was founded in August 2016 on the basis of the production facilities of the mechanical, foundry and steel structures workshop of the Zaporizhstal plant. The plant plans to produce and repair parts for Metinvest enterprises – Zaporizhstal, Kametstal, Metinvest Pokrovskcoil and Kryvyi Rih mining and processing plants. In addition, the enterprises intend to produce new types of products & spare parts for mining and lifting vehicles.