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Russian Galvanizing Line Reaches Production Milestone in 2019

1/27/2020 - A new hot-dip galvanizing line at Russia’s Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works is nearing its nameplate capacity of 360,000 metric tons annually, the company reports. 

In a statement, MMK said the No. 3 line produced 334,600 metric tons in 2019. Just a year earlier, it produced 278,000 metric tons. The line was built in 2017 by SMS group. 

Victor Rashnikov, chairman of MMK’s board of directors, said this project was implemented in accordance with the plant's strategy to increase its share of value-added products. 

"This choice of strategy has never failed us. With the launch of continuous hot-dip galvanizing unit No. 3, MMK's capacity to produce galvanized steel exceeded 2 million tons per year, whereas back in 2000, it was only 100,000 tons,” Rashnikov said.