In 2019, 1168.4 thousand tons of hot-rolled steel were produced at the thick-sheet Mill 5000 of the Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK). This is the highest annual production rate since the unit was launched.
The previous record was set at the mill in 2010, when it produced 1160.5 thousand tons of rolled products. MMK’s thick-sheet Mill 5000 was commissioned in 2009. The mill, whose products primarily meet the needs of the Russian oil and gas industry, has become the most productive among similar units in Europe. The mill equipment complex includes a unique rolling cage that is the most powerful in the world and has a maximum rolling force of approximately 12 thousand tons.
With a production capacity of 1.5 million tons of metal products per year, Mill 5000 is a key unit of the MMK complex for the production of thick-sheet products (in addition to the mill, the complex includes an out-of-furnace processing complex and caster number 6). The mill is designed to produce high-margin thick-sheet rolled products up to 4,850 mm wide and with a strength category of up to X120. Today this unit, built using the latest technologies in global engineering, is loaded at full capacity. It produces high-quality, competitive products that are needed for major infrastructure projects of the Russian fuel and energy complex, the construction of ships of different classes, bridge construction, and other industries. (MMK/Ukrainian metal)