Mechel Group’s Beloretsk Metallurgical Plant has confirmed its status as a manufacturer of steel ropes for the construction and equipment of river vessels. The certificate of recognition was issued to the enterprise by the Russian River Register. This allows BMK to produce galvanized ropes of different coating groups in accordance with 18 GOSTs. Zinc coating protects products from corrosion in aggressive environments, which increases their service life. Such ropes are used in the equipment of river vessels: on mooring and towing and lifting devices. In 2021, BMK supplied about 74 tons of these ropes to shipbuilding enterprises.The issuance of the certificate was preceded by an audit. The expert of the River Register visited the rope shop, went through the entire technological chain of manufacturing products, was present at the testing of the mechanical properties of ropes and their zinc coating at the BMK test site. In addition, he assessed the condition of the equipment, the level of professional training and qualifications of personnel, the quality management system of the enterprise. The representative of the Register noted the effectiveness of using special computer programs developed by the specialists of the information technology department of the BMK to systematize the data when testing the ropes.The River Register is a member of the International Association of Technical Supervision and Classification Bodies and ensures the technical safety of navigation of ships. BMK has been cooperating with this supervisory authority for about 10 years.