First delivery of innovative EVRAZ rails shipped to Russian Railways

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First delivery of innovative EVRAZ rails shipped to Russian Railways

EVRAZ announced that it has now launched the mass production of head-hardened R65 DT-350 rails, with the first large delivery – 10 thousand tons of 25-meter rails – shipped to Russian Railways. These new EVRAZ-produced rails will be used on Oktyabrskaya, Gorkovskaya and Severnaya Railways. 

In November the Federal Railway Transport Certification Registrar issued EVRAZ with a compliance certificate for R65 DT-350 head-hardened rails with lengths of up to 100 meters, thus authorizing the Company to launch the production of merchandise that is unique in the Russian market.

25-meter head-hardened rails produced at EVRAZ ZSMK have an extended life cycle, allowing a reduction in the number of repairs required. This facilitates the smooth operation of railways utilizing this product, which in turn fosters improvements in the transport infrastructure.

“EVRAZ is happy to be able to offer our key client a competitively priced product which meets the best international quality standards,” stated Ilya Shirokobrod, EVRAZ Vice President and Head of the Railway Products Division. “In 2014 Russian Railways has plans to lay track that will utilize our new 100-meter rails, and with head-hardening technology in high demand in Europe as well, we are now able to have meaningful dialog with European companies considering purchasing EVRAZ rails." 


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