13:19, 25 May 2021

MMK Strengthens Steel Supplies to Pipe Industry

The completion of the major reconstruction of hot rolling mill 2500 in 2020 opened up new opportunities for Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK), a Metal-Expo regular exhibitor, to strengthen its position in the market of steel products for pipe production. In July 2020, a comprehensive reconstruction of the hot rolling mill 2500 was completed, which opens up new opportunities for the mill. In particular, the commissioning of a completely renewed mill allows

  1. Improve the uniformity of mechanical properties along the entire length of the roll

  2. To expand the range of grades (steel for the production of pipes of strength classes K34-K60 to X80 in accordance with the requirements of API 5L)

  3. Ensure the release of rolled products with a thickness of 1.5 mm

  4. To increase the weight of rolls up to 40 tonnes

  5. Ensure high quality of winding of rolls

  6. Shipment of hot-rolled coils on a horizontal generatrix to minimize the occurrence of logistic defects

The new capabilities of the mill are used to develop niche products and expand the product range. Over the past year, the production of a wide range of new products of various grades and sizes has been mastered at the 2500 mill, as well as at the 2000 hot rolling mill, which is also focused on the production of rolled metal for the pipe industry.

To achieve greater customer satisfaction, MMK has recently been actively developing the transportation of rolled metal products in specialized open and closed containers. This type of rolling stock provides additional protection of metal products from mechanical impact and damage during transportation and handling, and in the case of closed containers - from atmospheric precipitation.

MMK Group is the largest supplier of metal products for the production of welded pipes on the Russian market, with a market share of about 42%. The pipe industry accounts for 31% of the plant's supplies to the Russian market, which is traditionally a key one for MMK, regardless of the situation on world markets. About 70% of MMK's total pipe industry sales are accounted for by the "home regions" - the Urals, Siberia and the Volga region.

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