Mill 5000, a unique hot rolling unit produced one million tons of hot rolled plates since the beginning of 2010. From January to November 2010, the mill manufactured 1.048 mln tons of hot rolled products including 117,900 tons of November output.
Nikolay Lyadov, Sales Director of MMK, said at the recently held Russia Metals Market 2010 Conference: “Mill 5000 has strengthened MMK foothold on the Russian market of rolled metal for pipemakers and secured MMK’s partaking in major oil-and-gas projects including Sakhalin-Khabarovsk-Vladivostok and Bovanenkovo-Ukhta gas mains and BTS-2 and VSTO oil pipelines.”
Mill 5000 is a key component of the plate-making complex which, in addition to the Mill 5000, includes secondary steel treatment unit and continuous slab casting machine No.6.
In November 2006, MMK contracted SMS-DEMAG to ship equipment and parts for the Mill 5000 designed to roll highly profitable plates with the high strength of up to X120 reaching 4,850 millimeters by width. These MMK products are used in oil-and-gas sector, shipbuilding, bridge engineering and machine building industry. Mill 5000 annual capacity is around 1.5 mln tons.