Tulachermet renewed the record-high pig iron output
In May 2020, Tulachermet, a pig iron plant managed by Industrial Metallurgical Holding (IMH), one of the largest global exporters of merchant pig iron, achived a new production record. During period of May the plant produced 229.9 Kt of pig iron, which is 13 Kt higher than previous record achieved in March 2019. This was an absolute record-high result for the period while operating with two blast furnaces.
The increase in production was a result of smooth operation of blast furnaces, successful maintenance of blast furnace No.3 in March-April of this year, as well as coordinated and professional work of the plant's staff.
“Since 2015 Tulachermet has been raising pig iron production continuously. During the last 5 years, the production growth rate resulted in 15%. In March-April, during a period of low consumer activity we carried out maintenance of the blast furnace No. 3 which allowed us to increase the equipment’s efficiency. We also plan to launch blast furnace No. 1. Launch of the blast furnace after reconstruction with further increase in output volumes will allow IMH to enhance its leading position in the global market of merchant pig iron and satisfy growing demand of the domestic market,”- commented Sergey Frolov, IMH Vice President for strategy and communications.