In steel production in Lipetsk first product on the reconstructed continuous casting machine (CCM-3) vertical type with capacity of 1 million tons per year.
Reconstruction has increased the capacity of the unit up to 300 tons of steel per year due to the higher casting speed and reduce turnaround time. Enhanced product mix of the equipment with a maximum thickness of steel billets up to 315 mm, and improved the quality of the metal as a result of higher automation of the production process.
The project cost about 3.6 billion rubles. implemented as part of Phase 2 of the program of modernization and is part of the measures to increase the production of steel from 9 to 12.4 million tonnes per year at the Lipetsk site of the company.