EVRAZ Highveld Steel and Vanadium

Vertically integrated steel and vanadium producer EVRAZ Highveld Steel and Vanadium Limited (EVRAZ Highveld) is South Africa’s second largest steel maker and the primary producer of medium and heavy structural sections. Steel and vanadium slag are produced at the integrated steelworks situated in eMalahleni, Mpumalanga with ore for the steelworks obtained from the Mapochs Mine in the Roossenekal area, Limpopo.

In 2014 it produced 159 thousand tonnes of plate, 134 thousand tonnes of coil, 214 thousand tonnes of sections and 56 thousand tonnes of vanadium slag.


The steel works are comprised of the iron plant, steel plant, steel mills and supporting services such as engineering, transport and risk control. At the iron making operation Mapochs sourced lumpy ore greater than 6mm is processed into pig iron and vanadium slag. At the steel plant the pig iron is converted into slabs, blooms and billets. The slabs are then rolled into coil and plate at the flat products mill and the blooms and billets are rolled into structural sections at the structural mill.


Steel: Steel is converted into a variety of hot rolled steel products and continuously cast steel products, namely:

  • plate, which is used in the construction industry for the fabrication of girders, support structures and bridges; the fabrication industry for the manufacture of liquid storage facilities, including tanks, pressure vessels and boilers; and the ship-building industry. The mill produces basic plate with thickness of 5 mm to 155 mm, maximum width of 2,650 mm (2,750 mm untrimmed) and length of up to 13,000 mm (10,000 kg maximum);
  • hot rolled coil, which is used in the construction industry for cladding of buildings and bridges; the fabrication industry for production of cold-formed sections, tube and pipe; in the engineering industry; and in the ship-building industry. The basic coil is produced with thickness between 3.0 mm to 16.0 mm, width from 1,000 mm to 2,000 mm and maximum mass of up to 27 tonnes;
  • structural sections, which are used in the construction industry for support and structural steel frameworks; and the fabrication industry for the manufacturing of rail cars, trucks and trailers; and in the transport and mining industries for light gauge rail tracks, rail cars and truck and trailer manufacture;
  • billets, which are used mainly for the production of rebar, but also for merchant bar;
  • slabs, which are used for production of plate and coil.

EVRAZ Highveld’s profile steel products are universal columns, parallel flanged beams, channels, angles, rounds and billets.

Quality Control

All EVRAZ Highveld divisions are certified in accordance with the requirements of DIN EN ISO 9001:2000 and DIN EN ISO 14001:2004 management systems by TÜV Certification Body. In 2009 all divisions, with the exception of the main Steelworks, attained certification to OHSAS 18001:1999. EVRAZ Highveld also has been approved as a manufacturer for Steelmaking, Plates, Strip, Sections and Bars in accordance with the requirements of Lloyd’s Register.

In 2010, EVRAZ Highveld implemented an integrated Safety, Health, Environmental and Quality (SHEQ) management system in line with the relevant standards and specifications.