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Primetals supplies equipment for new blast furnace in Russia

The Russian steel producer, EVRAZ Nizhniy Tagil Metallurgical Plant (EVRAZ NTMK), has awarded Primetals Technologies an order to supply the automation, electrical equipment and instrumentation for the new blast furnace #7. The order is worth several million euros and the new blast furnace is scheduled to be commissioned at the end of 2017.

The basic automation (level 1) and the process optimization (level 2) will be installed as a virtualized automation system on central, redundant servers, which will drastically reduce service costs, especially those for future upgrades. The new process automation will also optimize the coke consumption.

The new blast furnace #7 has a production capacity of 2.5 million t of pig iron p.a., and is intended to replace blast furnace #6, which is scheduled for overhaul. With an annual production of 4.9 million t of crude iron and 4.2 million t of steel, EVRAZ NTMK is one of the largest steel works in Russia. The integrated iron and steel works located in the city of Nizhniy Tagil in the Swerdlowsk Region of the Urals primarily produces train wheels, rails, structural steel, pipe blanks and semifinished products. Nizhniy Tagil is one of the oldest Russian steelmaking and mining centres.

(Source: Primetals Technologies, Limited)

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