Nov. 25, at the Vyksa Steel Works there was a long-awaited launch of Mill 5000. Rolling mill will allow the company does not depend on external suppliers and reduce the time of production of pipes.
At its subsidiary ZAO "OMC" has commissioned metallurgical complex that will produce sheet for the manufacture of large diameter pipes. This is the third station 5000 in the country. As previously reported, "FederalPress", a similar complex is in place in Kolpino (Leningrad region, "Severstal") and Magnitogorsk (Chelyabinsk region, Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works). Mill 5000 will produce sheets of a width of 5 meters and a length of 18 meters for the needs of the pipe, shipbuilding, power generation, nuclear and chemical industries.
According to Chairman of the Board of Directors of JSC "OMC" Anatoly Sedykh, investment in the project amounted to 45 billion rubles. The expected time of return will be 10 years old. The main users of the sheet mill 5000 will itself of "VMP", which will now be provided with its own sheet metal. Thus, next year, the enterprise will be no need to buy a sheet from third-party suppliers.
According to the president of JSC "OMK" Vladimir Markin, commissioning the mill-5000 will shorten the production of large diameter pipes is almost 4 times. "Before the start of the camp-year 5000 we purchased the imported sheet to 1 billion euros. On the price for the end user will not affect the launch of the camp, but if used to purchase sheet we spent almost 6 months, and the customer received the pipe only after 7-8 months now, this period is reduced to 2-3 months, and it is a great success for us. In addition, we can control the quality of products at all stages, "- said Vladimir Markin.
He noted that the main partners of "VMP" for the supply of large diameter pipes are still OAO "Gazprom" and OJSC "AK" Transneft ". In addition, over the past 4 years the enterprise manufactures pipes for 5 underwater passages.