NLMK Group has signed a two-year contract with the road building company Avtoban for the supply of by-products that will be used in the construction of a start-up facility No. 3 of the Central Ring Road in the Moscow Region (CRR-3).
The CRR is set to be a key link in the transport network of the Moscow region, as well as a hub for Russia’s rapid-transit highway network and a part of its international transport corridors. Start-up facility No. 3 will be 105.3 km in length.
Under the contract, NLMK Group will supply around 2 million tons of crushed stone, sand and gravel to Avtoban from its Lipetsk site. These steelmaking by-products will be used as fundamental components for road dressing and in the cement mix, for creating temporary roads and sites for worker camps as well as asphalt plants.
Ilya Guschin, NLMK Vice President for Sales, said: “NLMK Group and Avtoban share more than a decade of mutually beneficial cooperation. Products supplied by NLMK have been used in the construction of the M4 Don federal highway, by-pass highways for Yelets, Yarkino, Odintsovo, an access road to Zhukovsky, and a roundabout road for Orekhovo-Zuevo, among other projects. We are thrilled to count Avtoban as one of our reliable partners and hope we will share more successful projects in the long run.”
The section of the CRR-3 under development will connect the new Moscow – Saint-Petersburg highway with federal highway M-7 Volga. This new four- and six-lane highway will pass through the Solnechnogorsk, Dmitrov, Pushkino, Schelkovo and Noginsk districts, and the urban district of Chernogolovka.
Construction work is already underway on a section of the CRR that is more than 30 km in length. Completion of the construction of the start-up facility is scheduled for 2019. (NLMK/Ukrainian metal)