The Metallurgical division unites the coke production, steelmaking, flat and long products and large diameter pipes manufacturing of Metinvest. Metinvest is the largest in Ukraine and one of the largest steelmakers in CIS, providing for 40% of domestic crude steel production. Metinvest placed 33th largest steel producer in the world according to worldsteel.
The Company produces a diversified range of semi-finished and finished steel products including slabs, billets, hot-rolled plates, hot-rolled coils, shapes and bars, rails, grinding balls, rails fasteners and large diameter pipes.
The quality of Metinvest’s steel products is monitored at every stage of an integrated production process, from coal and ore mining (upstream) to finished steel production (downstream). The qualitative parameters of the Company’s products are in full compliance with the strict requirements of modern international standards. All the enterprises of the Division operate Quality Management Systems which comply with the requirements of ISO 9001.
Metinvest has eight industrial assets in the steel segment located in Ukraine and EU: the largest integrated steel plants in Ukraine - Azovstal Iron and Steel Works, Ilyich Iron and Steel Works; Yenakiieve Steel; Khartsyzsk Pipe, the only producer of large diameter pipes in Ukraine; as well as two coke and chemicals producers: Avdiivka Coke plant the largest in Ukraine and one of the largest BF coke producers in Eurore and Inkor Chemicals, which is the largest producer of crude naphtalene in EU.
In Europe Metinvest is represented by rerollers in Itraly, UK and Bulgaria. Ferriera Valsider (Verona, Italy) produce around 500 Ktonnes of carbon steel plate and HRC per year. Metinvest Trametal (San Giorgio di Nogaro, Italy) and Spartan UK (Newcastle, Great Britain) manufacture carbon steel plate. Promet Steel is a modern manufacture of long products located in Bulgaria,
Azovstal Iron and Steel Works
Azovstal is ranked among Ukraine’s leading steel producers. Azovstal is a high performance steelmaking company with fully integrated production process – from coke and sinter production downstream to steelmaking and high quality long and flat rolled products manufacturing.
The production plants consist of coke-chemical production facilities, five blast furnaces, steel making facilities (oxygen converters and open-hearth furnaces) and several rolling mills (heavy plate mill, a rail and structural mill, a heavy section mill, a rail fasteners mill and a grinding balls mill).
Azovstal’s production facilities are capable of producing 5.7 Mtonnes of pig iron, 6.2 Mtonnes of crude steel and 5.2 Mtonnes of finished steel products annually.
Azovstal is the only producer in Ukraine of high quality steel plate 6-200 mm thick and as wide as 1500-3200 mm that is broadly used in shipbuilding, power and special machine building, bridge and offshore deep sea platforms construction, manufacture of large diameter SAW pipes for gas and oil heavy duty pipelines. The entire amount of flat rolled steel produced undergoes 100% non-destructive ultrasonic quality control. Azovstal Iron and Steel Works is the first steelmaking company in CIS to have developed and started production of ultra high strength pipe plate of X70 and X80 steel grades.
Azovstal is the Ukraine’s leader in production of different types of railroad rails, heavy sections and shapes, rail fasteners, grinding balls.
Azovstal has a quality management system certified by the API to conform to its standard requirements and to the standards required for manufacturers of steel plates for deep-sea platforms. Azovstal’s quality management system is also certified by the QMI under ISO 9001 (DSTU ISO 9001, GOST R ISO 9001) which covers production of continuous cast slabs, ingots, plates, bars and shapes from carbon, low-alloyed and alloy steel grades and by TUV Nord CERT GmbH, which covers coke production.
Azovstal’s steel has been certified by Lloyd’s Register, Germanischer Lloyd, Det Norske Veritas, American Bureau of Shipping, Bureau Veritas, Registro Italiano Navale (RINA), Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NKK), AMI, TUV NORD CERT GmbH, Shipping Register of Ukraine and the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping.
Azovstal Iron and Steel Works was established in 1933.
Ilyich Iron and Steel Works
Ilyich Iron and Steel Works of Mariupol is one of the largest integrated steel producing enterprises in Ukraine.
The plant comprises the following production facilities: the largest in Europe sinter plant with 12 sintering machines, chemical and metallurgical plant, blast furnace shop with 5 blast furnaces, limekiln shop, steel making complex consisting of BOF shop and open hearth furnace shop, rolling Mill 1700 with slabbing 1150, a cold rolling mill, plate Mill 3000, plate Mill 4500, electric welded pipe shop, pipe and flask production shop.
The basic products of the enterprise are carbon, low–alloy and alloy flat rolled steel and pipes for different purposes, including hot-rolled plates, used for SAW LD welded pipes production, shipbuilding, pressure vessels, bridge construction, other heavy-duty steel structures; hot rolled plates, sheets and strips, including pickled ones; cold rolled sheets, strips including galvanized used for cold drawing, molding etc.
Ilyich Iron and Steel Works also produces thick-walled pipes, including those for oil & gas industry; circular thin-walled weld water and gas pipes as well as rectangular cross-section structural pipes, compressed gas flasks, etc.
The high quality of Ilyich Steel products is assured by 50 certificates issued by seven world renowned certification and classification societies covering the range of products manufactured of more than 200 steel grades. The Works has also obtained the certificates of the Ukrainian certification institutions. The Quality management System of Ilyich Steel has been designed and certified to the requirements of ISO 9001.
Yenakiieve Iron and Steel Works
Yenakiieve Steel is a fully integrated iron and steel producer consisting of JSC Yenakiieve Iron and Steel Works and JV Metalen LLC which jointly operate at a single production site. It is one of the world’s leading concast billet producers.
The production facilities of Yenakiieve Steel consist of three blast furnaces, BOF steelmaking plant (three BOF’s, two ladle furnaces, each with a six-strand billet conticaster) and four rolling mills.
The Company manufactures conticast billet being one of the world leaders in the field, as well as various long products (beams, channels, angles bars, etc) of carbon, structural, and low-carbon and low-alloyed steel grades.
Production facilities of Yenakiieve Steel are capable of producing about 2.5 Mtonnes of pig iron, 2.7 Mtonnes of crude steel and 1 Mtonnes of rolled products per year.
Yenakiieve Steel operates a quality management system which complies with the requirements of ISO 9001:2008 and satisfies the requirements of TUV-NORD CERT GmbH, Lloyd’s Register, the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping and ABS Europe Ltd for its bulb flat steel to be used in the shipbuilding. Yenakiieve Steel’s quality management system is also certified by the British certification society CARES under the BS 4449 standard and by the certification society of the Republic of Belarus under classes A400C and A500C of the standard STB 1704-2006 which covers production of rebars.
Makeyevka Branch of PJSC "Yenakiieve Iron and Steel Works" is a high-tech enterprise equipped with the most up-to-date rolling mills in Ukraine: medium sections mill-390 and wire mill-150. In 2009 Makiivka Steel produced 0.9 mln tonnes of rolled products.
Medium sections mill-390 was commissioned in July 2009. It allows producing the whole range of rebars (Diameters of 8-40 mm) up to А500 strength class, and if alloyed steels are used – up to Аt800, which are in especially high demand in construction sectors and bridge building, structural rounds (Diameter 10-14); hexagons (14-26, 30, 32, 36-42, 46,48 mm); squares (14-26 and 30 mm); angles (25, 32, 35, 40 ,45, 50 and 63 mm). Design capacity of the mill is 720 ktonnes of finished rolled products per year.
Wire mill-150 produces wire rod (5.5 to 12.5 mm). Design capacity of the mill is up to 800 thousand tonnes per year.
Metinvest is the first in Ukraine to produce rebars with negative tolerance according to DSTU 3760-2006 standard. In November 2010 the first lot of enhanced quality rebars from Makiivka Steel was dispatched to customers. A month later, in December 2010, Makiivka Steel introduced an innovative technology of rolling rebars in 4 simultaneous passes. Implementation of this technology is expected to increase the mill’s performance by more than 15%. Metinvest pioneered Ukrainian steel sector as similar technology has only been introduced on a few plants in Italy, Turkey and Russia.
In April 2010 MMZ was certified as compliant with EN ISO 9001-2005 standard in the field of sections and shaped products manufacturing. Rebars quality (А500С class) from mill-390 of MMZ is fully compliant with DSTU 3760:2006, which has been reflected in the Minutes of the Test #127 dated 20.07.09 performed by the Electric Welding Institute named after E.O. Paton.
Khartsyzsk Pipe is the largest CIS producer of single seam large diameter longitudinally welded line pipes used in construction of oil and gas pipelines.
The main production facilities comprise two welding plants with a total of eight supporting shops and two laboratories. Pipe welding plant No. 2 produces longitudinally welded single seam pipes and double seam pipes for water, gas and oil pipelines with the working pressure of up to 11.8 MPa. At pipe welding plant No. 4 the entire amount of pipes produced undergo the procedure of corrosion resistant coating of inner and outer surface of the pipe that prolongs the life time of coated pipes up to 30 years. The temperature range of the working conditions of pipes being laid in soils with different humidity and chemical aggressiveness lies between -20 and +60 centigrade.
The annual capacity of Khartsyzsk Pipe’s welding plants is 1.4 Mtonnes.
Khartsyzsk Pipe’s management system is certified by the QMI as conforming to the ISO 9001:2000, ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:1999 standards, as well as API Spec 5L 2003 and API Spec 2B:2003. KPP also holds AMI and UkrSEPRO certifications.
Promet Steel AD
Promet Steel JSC is a re-rolling plant producing long products and located in Burgas, Bulgaria in 25 km far from Burgas Sea Port.
Promet Steel is mainly involved in manufacture of steel reinforcing bars from concast steel billet shipped from Yenakiieve Steel (within Metinvest Group). Rebar sales are focused in Bulgaria, and neighboring countries of South-and Eastern Europe. As of today Promet Steel operates rolling mill-300 with the design capacity of 500 thousand tonnes a year of that allows to manufacture the following product mix:
- Rebars: 8-32 mm compliant with BDS, DIN, BS, UNE, ASTM, NEN, CAN/CSA, LNEC, ELOT, STAS, DSTU standards
- Round steel bars: diameter 10-50 mm compliant with EN 10025, EN 10083 standards
- Equal angles: 25-51 mm, 3-6.4 mm thick compliant with EN10056 standard
- Steel strip: 30-80 mm with 5-15 mm thickness compliant with EN10058 standard
Promet Steel’s integrated quality management systems have been certified by SGS-Bulgaria under ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001. Promet Steel also holds various other certifications from internationally recognised certification bodies including TUV, PED, CPD, TRD100 and AD200.
Ferriera Valsider S.p.A. is a steel works that has been successfully operating in the province of Verona since 2001.
Ferriera Valsider produces structural steel: heavy plate and hot rolled coils with concast slab as raw materials. Major amount of slabs used is shipped from Azovstal Iron and Steel Works.
Heavy plates and coils can be used in a wide range of applications: steel for structural purpose, for shipbuilding, for boiler and pressure vessel, for pipeline and guardrails, etc.
Production capacities of the company reach 400 ktonnes of plate and 400 ktonnes of HRC per year.
Ferriera Valsider’s quality management system has been certified by Det Norske Veritas under ISO 9001:2000 and Det Norske Veritas has also issued Ferriera Valsider with Approval of Manufacturer certificate for rolled steel products. Ferriera Valsider also holds a Certificate of Factory Production Control for hot- rolled products and a Quality Assurance System certificate, in each case from TUV.
In 2009, Ferriera Valsider received the Environmental Management System Certificate under ISO 14001:2004 from Det Norske Veritas and the Integrated Environmental Authorisation from the Environment Sector of the Province of Verona.
Nowadays the company is a leader in Italian and European markets of structural carbon steel plates.
Metinvest Trametal spa was established in 1995 in Italy with headquarter in Genoa and production site in San Giorgio di Nogaro (Udine).
Universal quarto reversing mill where the plates from imported slabs are rolled was commissioned in 2003. The mill is capable of producing up to 0.6 mln tonnes of high-quality steel plates with 5-150 mm in thickness and up to 3050 mm in width. Accurate thickness tolerances are guaranteed through a sophisticated on line x-ray gauge meter and conform to the most stringent requirements of international standards.
Metinvest Trametal’s quality management systems have been certified by Det Norske Veritas under ISO 9001:2000. Metinvest Trametal also holds various other certifications from internationally recognised testing bodies, such as Bureau Veritas, Registro Italiano Navale (RINA), Lloyd’s Register of Shipping, Germanischer Lloyd and American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). Metinvest Trametal obtained various European certifications for its products (including plates) under ADW1 / AD2000W1 (TUV), Marking CE (EN10025:2004) and NF-ACIER standards.
Spartan is in a unique position as the only steel plate re-roller in the United Kingdom.
The company was established in 2001 in the North East of England.
Spartan manufactures wide range of high quality carbon steel plate for constructions, heavy engineering and other consuming industries.
Spartan UK ltd is a company with an innovative approach to the production of carbon steel plates. The plates are produced in a modern reversing mill from imported slabs.
Spartan’s annual capacity is approximately 0.2 Mtonnes of hot-rolled plates. In 2009, Spartan produced approximately 0.1 Mtonnes of hot-rolled plates.
Spartan’s quality management systems have been certified by Vd TUV under ISO 9001:2008. Spartan also holds various other certifications from internationally recognised testing bodies including TUV, PED, CPD, TRD100 and AD200.
Avdiivka Coke and Chemicals Plant
Avdiivka Coke is one of the largest coke and chemicals plant in Europe (including Russia) and the largest coke producer in Ukraine.
Avdiivka Coke is a top-five coke producer in Europe and the largest coke-producer in Ukraine with modern production facilities, including coke batteries, a washing plant and chemical and auxiliary plants. It sells coke to Azovstal, Yenakiieve Steel and Ilyich Steel as well as to customers outside of the Metinvest group of companies such as Arcelor Mittal Kryvyi Rih. Avdiivka Coke currently produces coke at eight out of its nine coke batteries.
In January 2008, Avdiivka Coke started operating a new coke battery. In November 2010 Avdiivka Coke has started test operation of the closed coking gas cooling unit worth UAH 15.5 mln. At the 2nd section of Gas Collection Shop #1. This is the final phase of the coking gas cooling system reconstruction, which allowed to reduce annual emissions into atmosphere by over 2 thousand tonnes of chemical substances. Prior to that coke gas was cooled by direct contact with process water. First, in November 2006, the closed cooling system was implemented in Desulfurization Shop #2, which eliminated 640 t of annual emissions. UAH 10 mln. was spent under this project. In 2008, the environmental technology was implemented in the 1st section of Collection Shop #1 (investments comprised UAH 12.96 mln.; 766 tonnes of annual emissions eliminated). In 2010, due to alternation of the desulfurization scheme in the 2nd section of the shop, atmospheric emissions in the open coolers of Avdiivka Coke were eliminated in full.
The Avdiivka Coke plant was established in 1963 with the coke battery No. 1 having produced its first coke. Since then the plant started to develop gradually to become the leader of coke industry of Ukraine. Avdiivka Coke plant was the first in the industry to develop chemicals production.
SMA “INKOR & Co”
SMA “Inkor & Co” is ranked among the largest producers of refined naphthalene and phenol and cresol products in the world.
The product mix of the enterprise comprises of crude and refined naphthalene, coal tar phenol, orthocresol, tricresol, dicresol, xylenol, carbonaceous solvent, fuel oil etc.
SMA “Inkor & Co”, together with Avdiivka Coke, controls the full production cycle starting from the processing of coal-tar to obtaining naphthalene fraction and phenol oil at Avdiivka Coke and finishing with the production of naphthalene at SMA “Inkor & Co”.
Installed annual capacity of SMA “Inkor & Co” is 60 ktonnes of naphthalene and 10 ktonnes of phenols and cresols.
The majority of products manufactured by the enterprise are exported to the CIS, Europe, Middle East (UAE, Saudi Arabia), Egypt as well as to India and China. The consistency of high quality of SMA “Inkor & Co” products allows Metinvest to succesfully withstand competition with the world renowned producers on each and every geographical segments of the chemicals market.
The Integrated Management System (IMS) complying to the international standards in the fields of quality (ISO 9001), environmental protection (ISO 14001) and labour safety (OHSAS 18001) has been introduced at Inkor.
Large scale renovation and reconstruction of the producing facilities is being carried out at the enterprise aimed towards products quality improvement, implementation of energy saving and environment protecting technologies. In 2009, Metinvest installed a new tray packaging line at SMA “Inkor & Co”. In the same year a new energy saving technology of phenol products manufacture was introduced at the plant.