Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Monday began a two-day visit to Russia to the east. Tomorrow in Yakutia will meet Prime Minister of the Government Commission on the development of the Far East and Trans-Baikal, and today in Novokuznetsk, he visited the West Siberian Metallurgical Combine (ZSMK) "Eurasia".
Medvedev inspected the rail and structural steel mill plant. "Evraz" from 2008 to modernize the department spent 18.2 billion rubles. and plans by the end of 2013 the first in Russia to start production of the 100-meter rails. Railways will be the main customer is calculated in "Eurasia". The rails are suitable for high-speed of 350 km / h, but can be used for high-speed (200 km / h). There is a discussion of export contracts in Austria and Germany, says the company.
"Shop cool! It is a new word in the industry, "- Medvedev shared experiences. He was shown the whole process of making the rail until the cooling of the finished product.
On the platform with the finished product, including the first 100-meter rail, Medvedev waited employees of the company. They immediately asked him to help with the sale. "Railways will purchase the plant’s output, I’m with Vladimir Ivanovich [Yakunin] spoke," — Medvedev assured. Standing beside the chairman of the board and co-owner of "Eurasia" Alexander Abramov, he advised to go to the markets of the CIS: "If necessary, seek the support of the Agency for Export Insurance."