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Siemens received an order from Evrazholding for the renovation of NTMK’s core process equipment of the converter steel melt shop


Moscow, Aug 1, 2006, The Siemens Group Industrial Solutions and Services (I&S) received an order from NTMK (Evrazholding Group, Russia) totaling 130 million euros for the renovation of the core equipment at NTMK’s steel melt shop. The goal of the investment is the increase of the production from presently 3.5 Mio to 4.2 Mio tons per year. In addition, NTMK will improve the steel quality, diminish pollutions and negative effects on the environment, and improve working conditions.

Nizhniy Tagil Iron and Steel Works (NTMK, part of Evrazholding Group), located in the city of Nizhniy Tagil at the borderline between Europe and Asia in the very heart of the Ural Mountains, is one of the biggest enterprises of Russian metallurgy. The particularity of NTMK production is the processing of Vanadium bearing iron ore, from its own ore source at Katschkanar in the Ural Mountains. To extract the valuable Vanadium from the hot metal NTMK has developed its proprietary two stage steelmaking the so called Duplex process. After devanadization in a first converter the pretreated hot metal is desulforized and deslagged and further treated by basic oxygen converters. The liquid steel is further processed to slabs for external sales and long products.

The specialities of NTMK are railway products where they have the highest reputation. The I&S division VAI introduces a new material feeding line from the low level bunker to the high level bunker into the converter and ladle and delivers four new converters equipped with the latest state of the art features. VAI will integrate the electrical equipment and automation, technological control systems, instrumentation, MCC systems, variable speed drives, electric power supply and distribution, special electrical equipment.

The special challenge is that the project has to be implemented during normal operation. This requires closest cooperation between EH-NTMK and Siemens which has been considered in a selection of a joint project team. The start-up of the first converter is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2007. Two converters will be started up in 2008 and the fourth converter in the second quarter of 2009.

The VAI group, a division of the Siemens Group Industrial Solutions and Services (I&S), is one of the world’s leading engineering and plant-building companies for the iron and steel industry as well as for the flat-product-rolling sector of the aluminum industry. VAI, derived from the company VOEST-ALPINE Industrieanlagenbau, Linz/Austria, provides a comprehensive range of supplies and services for all related technological processes and integrated automation solutions for the entire life-cycle of metallurgical plants.

The Siemens Industrial Solutions and Services Group (I&S) is the integrator of systems and solutions for industrial and infrastructure facilities and global service provider for the plant and projects business covering planning, installation, operation and the entire life cycle. I&S uses its own products and systems and process technologies in order to enhance productivity and improve competitiveness of companies in the sectors of metallurgy, water treatment, pulp and paper, oil and gas, marine engineering, open-cast mining, airport logistics, postal automation, intelligent traffic systems and industrial services. In fiscal 2005 (to September 30) I&S employed a total of 31,700 people worldwide and achieved total sales of EUR 5.390 billion.

Reference number: I&S 0706.5511 e


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