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9 April

EVRAZ launched a new blast furnace at Nizhny Tagil Steel Plant

EVRAZ launched a new blast furnace No.7 at Nizhny Tagil Steel Plant.

EVRAZ CEO Alexander Frolov, Governor of the Sverdlovsk Region Evgeniy Kuyvashev, Managing Director of EVRAZ NTMK and EVRAZ KGOK Aleksey Kushnarev and Head of Nizhny Tagil Sergey Nosov took part in the opening ceremony.

The volume of the new furnace will be 2200 m3, design capacity – 2.5 million tons of pig iron per year. The blast furnace has two casthouses with fully closed main and transportation chutes, automated top and bottom raw charging system, shaftless air heaters and powerful aspiration plants.