New Drawing Mills for Mechel Beloretsk Metallurgical Plant
Mechel Group’s Beloretsk Metallurgical Plant has received 4 new drawing mills as part of a project to modernize wire rope production. The total cost of the
Mechel Group’s Beloretsk Metallurgical Plant has received 4 new drawing mills as part of a project to modernize wire rope production. The total cost of the equipment received was about 220 million rubles. Earlier, BMK has already received 4 new mills; in total, 12 machines will be installed within the framework of the project by the end of 2023. New drawing machines of the Italian company Mario Frigerio SpA will be installed in the alloy wire workshop. All of them are equipped with a mechanical system for removing and cleaning wire rod (wire blanks) from scale. This will reduce the amount of chemical pickling and water consumption in the workshop.
It is planned to produce billets from wire rod at three mills for the production of galvanized low-carbon wire. The productivity of each machine is from 4.8 to 9.6 thousand tons of wire per year. The fourth mill with an annual capacity of 15.6 thousand tons of wire is intended for the manufacture of products that are in constant demand: wire for reinforcing strands, high-strength reinforcing and spring wires.
The project for the modernization of the steel wire and rope production of BMK with a total cost of 1.5 billion rubles is planned to be completed by the end of 2023. The project is being implemented with the support of the RF Industry Development Fund.
The Italian company Mario Frigerio SpA, part of the international holding MFL Group, is one of the oldest European manufacturers of technological equipment for metallurgical and hardware enterprises.